As individuals, Jay Som and Palehound each have their musical quirks and unique style. Together as Bachelor they plot a strange new course through the realm of dream pop.
Ballad of the Runaway Girl (Bonsound). Review by Bob Pomeroy.
Live At the Cathedral ( Hornblow Recordings). Review by James Mann.
Feels So Good ( TRC Records). Review by James Mann.
Lucy & Wayne and The Amairican Stream (). Review by James Mann.
High Violet (4AD). Review by Jeff Schweers.
The English Beat , a division of the Two Tone Army, invades Firestone Live in Orlando, but it’s opening band Fishbone that emerges victorious.
William Weikart , the mastermind behind the band Obscured by Clouds , is one literate and surprising person. Tim Wardyn unveils Weikart’s impressive cast of influences (including Chris Cornell and Baroque music), how ex-girlfriends contributed to one of the best songs on their album Psycheclectic, and how his bandmate Thee Slayer Hippy got his name.
Madvillainy 2 (Stones Throw). Review by S D Green.
Acoustic Philosophy II (Dark Moon Records). Review by Kyrby Raine.
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Black Feather Wings (Accurate). Review by Stein Haukland.
Dalaba/Frith/Glick Rieman/Kihlstedt (Accretions). Review by Matt Cibula.
The Evening Drag (Kimchee Records). Review by Terry Eagan.
Twinemen (Hi-N-Dry). Review by Kahlil Sadat.
Recordings of Music For Film (Warp). Review by Kiran Aditham.
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