New Greencards Album Coming Aug 20

Water. It’s the essence of life. And when you grow up on the island-like continent of Australia, you form a special relationship with it, one that goes far beyond mere survival. Which helps explain why The Greencards’ body of work is filled with songs that reference the substance, along with the often-related concepts of motion…

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A Place to Bury Strangers Album Review: Worship

Do yourself a favor.  Forget everything you think you know about rock.  Clear it from your mind and turn on Worship by A Place to Bury Strangers.  Having a mind free of what you think rock should be will enable you to feel the power of this record at maximum force (and, if you dare,…

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Elephant Stone Album Review

Hailing from Montreal, Elephant Stone combines 60’s pop, Indian ragas, and psychedelia to make a tantalizing brew on their self-titled album. The opener, “Setting Sun,” could be your new favorite summer song or your new favorite rock tune, or both.  “Heavy Moon” isn’t heavy at all, but it is beautiful.  Lead singer / bassist /…

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South Side Of Soul Street Coming Aug 13

For decades, Memphis and Muscle Shoals have been praised as the premier Southern soul recording capitals, and rightly so. But any comprehensive list of important R&B studio destinations should also include Valparaiso, located on Florida’s Panhandle, not far from the Alabama state line. That’s where Finley Duncan established the Playground Recording Studio in 1969, producing…

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STRUGGLE: I Am Struggle

It’s the same old tune, fiddle and guitar Where do we take it from here Rhinestone suits and big shiny cars Its’ been the same way for years We need a change                                    –Waylon Jennings   I love country…

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The Soft Moon Album Review: Zeros

When was the last time you felt an album?  Not just listened to it, but felt it in your bones?  That sensation of viscerally experiencing music is the mission of The Soft Moon, and it is accomplished on their album Zeros. Composed of Luis Vasquez (vocals, guitar, synths), Justin Anastasi (bass), and Ron Robinson (drums),…

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