Matthew Moyer is enraptured with James Kochalka’s wonderfully simple and joyous mix of early Peanuts and Gahan Wilson, earnest smiles, wide eyes, and rubbery bodies. You should be, too.
Like that kid that picks up your guitar and dashes off breathtakingly beautiful melodies when you’ve been struggling to render…
Blue Hearts (Merge). Review by Scott Adams.
Not unlike fine Swiss clockwork, the duo that calls themselves Yello have been ticking for four decades without missing a beat.
All The Misery Money Can Buy (Soundly Music). Review by James Mann.
20th Century in 100 Songs (Louisiana Red Hot Records). Review by Carl F. Gauze.
If you think quarantining is a pain, try holding it in when you can’t go out.
M.I.A.. Review by Stacey Zering.
Akashic Books Noir series stops in Addis Ababa for some stories about the dark side of Ethiopia. The stories blend myth, history, memory and regret related to dealing with the county’s traumatic recent past.
Western Swing and Waltzes and Other Punchy Songs (La Honda Records/ Thirty Tigers). Review by Jeremy Glazier.
CWF II (Black Lodge Records). Review by Carl F. Gauze.
Origins, Vol. 2 (Entertainment One (eOne)). Review by Christopher Long.