There are many two-genre combos that will fit on Blitzen Trapper like a tailored suit, but my current favorite is “country psychedelia”.
To make illuminati hotties for your gathering, splash melody and harsh noise into a tumbler, drop in some production trickery, and shake until you hear a dizzying howl emerge
Moon EP (Hearth). Review by Phil Bailey.
Pale Honey (Instant Records). Review by Jen Cray.
Wild Fishing (Absolute Beginners Records). Review by James Mann.
Israeli singer Ninet Tayeb drops her voice like an elevator straight into Yifat Grizman’s skull, with a live performance that leaves the fans sweaty and breathless.
Apokalypsis (Pendu Sound). Review by Matthew Moyer.
Dot Hacker (EP) (ORG Music). Review by Carl F Gauze.
La Grande Cantarice Malienne Vol. Three (Awesome Tapes from Africa). Review by Matthew Moyer.
These days Juliette Lewis is more a musician who makes movies when she’s not touring than an actress who dabbles as a rockstar. Anyone who has seen her live show, as Jen Cray has, can attest to the validity of the stake she’s claimed on rock ‘n’ roll.
Juliette Lewis jettisons the Licks for a new bid at solo stardom. Jen Cray sees how she handles the spotlight all to herself.
One of America’s best live bands, Wilco , try not to overextend themselves as they work out the kinks on the first date of their current U.S. tour. Sean Slone caught the beginning of the long, hot trek in Cincinnati.
You Filled His Head With Fluffy Clouds and Jolly Ranchers, What Did You Think Was Going To Happen (Model Citizen). Review by Jen Cray.
This Is How I Found You (Rock Park/Addictive). Review by Matthew Moyer.
Two of Diamonds (Mute). Review by Bob Ham.
Applause Cheer Boo Hiss (Rebel Group). Review by Jen Cray.
You and Me Against the World, Baby (Boiling Point). Review by Bob Pomeroy.
Here She Comes (Blood of the Young Records). Review by Kyrby Raine.
Vincent & Mr. Green (Ipecac). Review by Kiran Aditham.
Trampin’ (Columbia Records). Review by Al Pergande.
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