9 years ago | Music News
It must be true that absence makes the heart grow fonder, at least it is in the case of Beachwood Sparks. The Los Angeles band's perfect evocation of what the late, great Gram Parsons famously called "Cosmic American Music" -- an inspired blend of...
9 years ago | Albums Reviews and Streams
If sunshine were audible, it would probably sound a lot like Allen Clapp's music. Based in the Bay Area, the Northern California native has been producing a gorgeous soundtrack to the Golden State lifestyle for almost two decades under his own nam...
Like your favorite comfort food, power pop music is familiar, tasty and satisfying... and, sometimes, it's the only thing you want. If you consider The Raspberries' 1972 self-titled debut album and its absolutely perfect single, "Go All The Way," ...
The Church's Catalog Reissue Program Continues with a Two-Disc Offering of Starfish, the Band's Beloved and Best-Known Album
As we've detailed previously here, Second Motion Records is in the midst of reissuing much of Australian alternative music legends The Church's catalog. Following single-disc versions, with bonus tracks, of the quartet's first four LPs, comes this...
You know indie rock has reached full maturity when longtime genre protagonists are forming "supergroups." Well, that and Arcade Fire winning a Grammy, Pitchfork holding its own music festival, Pavement reuniting, Pomplamoose performing in car comm...
If there were ever an artist who has passed the half-century mark in age and is making new works every bit as engaging, if not more so, than what was created in their so-called "prime," it has to be Nick Cave. Well, we can throw Bob Dylan and his ...