Once & Future Band: Deleted Scenes [Album Review]
Apr10

Once & Future Band: Deleted Scenes [Album Review]

Once & Future Band Deleted Scenes Castle Face Records [2020] Progressive rock music in 2020 is still far from the norm but Oakland’s Once & Future Band have a flare to them that brings a modern touch to their classic ELO and Alan Parsons Project sound on their sophomore album Deleted Scenes. For this record the group also expands from their 2017 self-titled debut to include more song structures that you could find on...

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Wax Machine: Earthsong Of Silence [Album Reveiw]
Apr07

Wax Machine: Earthsong Of Silence [Album Reveiw]

Wax Machine Earthsong Of SilenceBeyond Beyond Is Beyond Records [2020] Brighton’s Wax Machine comes at you with a full psychedelic sweep on their debut full length Earthsong Of Silence. The band offers a blend of jazz, folk, funk, tropicalia, and exploratory rock which is an accurate description as this record expands on the great singles and EPs the group has released over the last couple of years and really showcases their...

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Waxahatchee: Saint Cloud [Album Review]
Apr01

Waxahatchee: Saint Cloud [Album Review]

WaxahatcheeSaint CloudMerge Records [2020] There are typically several times in a year when a record comes out that you just know it is good from the first track. Really good! That is exactly the feeling I experienced with Waxahatchee’s fifth record Saint Cloud. “Oxford” is the lead track and in the first several lines of the song Katie Crutchfield sings “What dreams become concrete, they may feel trite. Makes...

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Best Coast: Always Tomorrow [Album Review]
Mar31

Best Coast: Always Tomorrow [Album Review]

Best CoastAlways TomorrowConcord Records [2020] I always like a comeback story and Best Coast’s Bethany Cosentino has returned to music after a 5 year absence. She honestly stated that she almost walked away from recording completely  but after some solid recovery and self-care the band’s fourth album, Always Tomorrow, represents a brighter outlook on life. This new uplifting take has created some of the cleanest pop indie...

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Cable Ties: Far Enough [Album Review]
Mar27

Cable Ties: Far Enough [Album Review]

Cable TiesFar EnoughMerge Records [2020] There is one word to describe lead singer-guitarist Jenny McKechnie of Cable Ties – FIERCE! You will get to know her very well on Far Enough, the Melbourne group’s sophomore album and first for Merge Records. The opening track “Hope” is really all you need to hear to get hooked as its first two minutes is a pleasant reflective pace before the refrain builds intensity as...

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