Wrong Creatures By Black Rebel Motorcycle Club

Black Rebel Motorcycle Club | Black Rebel Motorcycle Club | Rating: 8.7/11 | In case you haven’t notice, brevity is not exactly Black Rebel Motorcycle Club’s strong suit. Peter Hayes (vox/guitar) can stretch a reverb-leaden guitar chord out about as long as it takes Robert Levon Been (vox/bass/guitar) to answer a question about the weather and, yet, here they are […]

Warbly Jets By Warbly Jets

Warbly Jets | Warbly Jets | Rating: 8.1/11 To be clear, the Los Angeles four piece Warbly Jets do not – in any way – warble, but there is something to the jets portion of the program: Samuel Shea (vox/guitar), Julien O’neill (keys), Justin Goings (drums) and Dan Gerbang (bass) come bearing propulsive grooves and an urgency bearing equal parts […]

Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real

Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real | Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real | Rating: 9/11 One gets the impression that – at some point during his young, but accomplished 28 years – Lukas Nelson made himself a promise to dig a little deeper and explore where the seams of rock and his roots truly do and neatly affix […]

Plastic Soul By Mondo Cozmo

“THE MOST IMPORTANT DEBUT ALBUM OF ALL TIME.” – Cozmo (Mondo’s dog) Mondo Cozmo | Plastic Soul | Rating: 8/11 The above pretty much negates the need for anyone else anywhere to write a subsequent review for this damned album. That’s right Billboard, Rolling Stone and Consequence of Sound, et al; shut it down, cease and desist because there is […]

Low Blows By Meg Mac

Meg Mac | Low Blows | Rating: 8.5/11 “Low blows, man up / It’s all good, man up / ‘Cause I don’t say much when I don’t like it” Megan McInerney doesn’t say much when she doesn’t like…something. That is where and why the songs of Meg Mac come in. Low Blows is the stuff of some heady years of […]


BRÅVES | BRÅVES | Rating: 8/11 Within the span of a year, a year of BRÅVES repeatedly dropping obscure breadcrumb trails of sound that varied between minimalism and lushly sensual exercises in electronic sound design (the BRÅVES EP II and III EP in 2016), what we’ve been dealing with is a mystery trio with top line musical game for days who came […]

Modern Primitive By The Kin

The Kin | Modern Primitive | Rating: 8/11 The strength of brothers Isaac and Thorald Koren and Mark “Shakerleg” Nicosia’s brand of alt-rock as The Kin has always come from a place of bracing openness; a kind of lyrically bleeding through one’s emotional walls much the same way that Nicosia would bleed through the tape on his hands during a […]