Album Of The Week: Mystic Truth By Bad Suns

THE WHO: Bad Suns THE WHAT: Mystic Truth (Epitaph Records) THE WHY: Youth and young man/womanhood can be perilously tricky things but for two full-length albums (Language & Perspective and Disappear Here) Bad Suns have always managed to make the common angst of those conditions sound and feel as balmy as a top-down cruise up the Pacific Coast Highway. It’s […]

Album Of The Week: “Heart-Shaped Hell” By 8mm

WHO: 8mm WHAT: Heart-Shaped Hell WHY: What your icy hot, undercover black heart sounds like. It’s never not been appropriate (dig the double negative) for musical and real-life duo Sean and Juliette Beavan to operate under the name of 8mm: the cinematic and noir-ish nature of their sonic rock doings has been their collective signature and why their music keeps […]

Album Of The Week: Peach Club By Emarosa

WHO: Emarosa WHAT: Peach Club (Hopeless Records) WHY: Ladies and gentlemen, we have a situation: Emarosa is dead. Here’s the thing: if you are an Emarosa fan, listened to 131 (their last album) and didn’t see this coming even a little bit, the general concensus is that you were not paying attention. I mean, come on: “Helpless,” anyone? The only […]

Album Of The Week – vital : blue (s t r i p p e d) By morgxn

Welcome to our Album of the Week. WHO: morgxn WHAT: vital : blue (s t r i p p e d) EP WHY: There’s nothing inherently revolutionary about the art of stripping. Songs. The art of stripping songs down to less flashy or fussy bits of their original composition. It’s an endeavor that’s never truly necessary, but when utterly well done […]

Harry Hard-On By Allan Rayman

Allan Rayman | Harry Hard-On | Rating: 8/11 | Harry Hard-On has something of a telltale heart. Not the kind from a murdered dead guy that haunts Allan Rayman with the drone of its constant postmortem beating. No, not like that: that would be weird. Instead, Rayman has flipped his mysterious script just enough to find himself a touch less shaded and […]

Music Monday: Albums Of The Week

As they tend to do on Fridays, a bevy of new releases came and went. While – honestly – there are far too many releases to chat you up about, here are a select two vastly different offerings. Both from two gentlemen whose names begin with the letter “C” and both are equally worth digging into. I promise. Cobi – […]

Album of the Week: Patrick Droney

Welcome to your Album of the Week. WHO: Patrick Droney WHAT: His self-titled EP WHY: Over the years the blues have continued to find old souls in younger and younger places to safely rest and express: the latest exemplar coming into the wider music world’s focus being a 26-year-old Patrick Droney. Something of a prodigy, Droney is hardly new to […]