Monthly Archives: September 2012

Desert Rock

Josh Homme is a pretty damn good musician. Although I’ve never listened to a lot of Kyuss or Eagles of Death metal, Queens of the Stone Age are great, Them Crooked Vultures are fantastic, he collaborates with just about anything that moves, has a tattoo that reminds him never to play a bad show, and […]


Here are a few bands that have been gracing my ears recently that you should check out: Smoke Fairies – this blues/folk duo may be British, but this song does the best job of summoning up great American deserts that I’ve heard since Ry Cooder. Lush, husky vocal harmonies, seriously good stuff, signed on Jack […]

“Fingers tap into what we were once”

Review of Mumford & Sons new album, Babel up here. It’s good, but I was disappointed.

One to watch

The blogosphere has latched onto this indie pop band MSMR. They’re really going for the hipstery-photo-tumblr approach to indie that’s so popular these days, and they’ve just released a new EP, Candy Bar Creep Show. Their sound is really in line with what the scene is raving about t the moment, Florence and the Machine-esque, hazy, layered […]

The Blues is back in Town.

New album review of Rival Sons’ Head Down. It’s great. “Rival Sons flaunt the seventies, side burned and flared in all their visceral glory, beckoning with the arousal of pot-hazed sex in a VW hippie fan.”

It’s a Monday

…and that means, new review! This week, it’s Bright Black Heaven, the second outing of techno duo Blaqk Audio. tl;dr: “It just sounds a bit like kids’ TV does electro.” It tries hard, but ultimately it’s pretty dull.

Keep on Swinging

There’s this band Rival Sons. They’re pretty damn great. Early 70s-style blues rock with a modern tint, and they happen to be releasing their third studio album tomorrow, entitled Head Down. Now, I won’t be reviewing it just yet – my post tomorrow will be something completely different – but I hope to get a post on […]