Peruto shows off maturity in realizing what her voice can and cannot do and writes some damn good songs. From the Sea to the Sky is solid stuff indeed.
What might just be the very last music we get from David Bowie, his No Plan EP, is from stuff he was planning to have heard in a big musical he had been readying. Whether or not that musical would have happened even if The Thin White Duke hadn’t died, is anybody’s guess, but this EP has been released coinciding with what would have been Bowie’s 70th birthday.
Folk, country and a little more go into the expert songwriting, solid singing and effective yet simple production of April Martin’s In The Blink of a Life.
Nobody quite does the commercial metal thing like the true Metal Gods Judas Priest. There was a reason they ascended to where they did and why, even now, 3o years on, you can listen to this Turbo 30 release and still be amazed.
The Who’s main songwriter, windmill ax-man and all-around keeper of the flame, Pete Townshend presented his Psychoderelict concept album to the world in 1993.
We get wild swirling guitar and a laconic back beat on opener “Dogleg Boy” a song heavy on atmosphere and showcasing Dave Hollier’s shaky yet effective vocal. There is a rock-a-billy punk to “Long Lost Boys” a tune which benefits from Dylan Treleven’s simply high-end bass and purposely slightly out-of-vocals, while “Lurch On Sister” (again featuring some sly bass playing from Treleven) is a flick-y guitar sway-er (guitarists on DIRT other than Hollier, who vocally teases and taunts wonderfully here, are Ben Roth and Adam Wolcott Smith.) This noisy track is one of my favorites on what the boys consider their ‘side one’ of their new CD, Dirt.
Childish Gambino “Awaken, My Love!” (Glassnote Entertainment Group) By putting hip-hop aside for the time being and concentrating his efforts on cultivating […]
Emeli Sandé Long Live the Angels (Capitol) Emeli! The thought of her brings a smile to my face. We’ve come a long […]
Builder of the House (that’s rockin’ acoustic duo, Rob Camitile and Elliot Heeshcen) pretty much kick it out of the park on their first full-length CD Ornaments.