David Simutis

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  • 12 years ago | Music News

    He's given U2 the ambiance to match their soul-searching, Emmylou Harris the atmosphere to surround her angelic voice, Bob Dylan the perfect foil to create his best work in decades, and Peter Gabriel a palette for his passion. What Daniel Lanois h...

  • 12 years ago | Music News

    Mellowing inevitably occurs with age, and Scotland's onetime indie-rock answer Idlewild seems like it's going prematurely gray. The quintet showed promise on its two previous albums, as lead singer Roddy Womble's literature-informed lyrics collide...

  • 12 years ago | Music News

    Iron and Wine's Samuel Beam may be able to take advantage of beaches in his hometown of Miami, but his lo-fi, home-recorded debut disc on Sub Pop, The Creek Drank the Cradle, has more in common with pasty-skinned shut-ins like Lou Barlow, Will Old...

  • 15 years ago | Music News

    Look at the latest industry sales meters -- Billboard, SoundScan -- and at the top you'll see the usual suspects: Britney, Eminem, matchbox 20. But among those familiar names you'll also find a relatively unknown commodity, a new aggro-metal band ...

  • 15 years ago | Music News

    You wouldn't be to blame if you avoided Travis simply because it's the latest in a long line of U.K. bands being hyped as the "next big thing." Yeah, yeah, it was a No. 1 in Britain, big deal. But you'd be missing out on one of the best records...

  • 15 years ago | Music News

    Women have a lot of advantages over men. They live longer, they can use both sides of their brains at once, and they can sound delicate when singing rock songs. (No, this is not a treatise on "Women in Rock.") Male singer-songwriters who aim for f...