Arcade Fire – Reflektor Music

Arcade Fire – Reflektor

Years down the line, critics and listeners alike might look back on 2013 as the year of mysterious, ridiculous pre-release promotion. Few eras have some of the biggest acts of the time teased their new music so extensively and tortuously. Other equally respected artists have proven such strategies unnecessary: Radiohead’s most recent two albums were Read More
Coronado – Self-titled Music

Coronado – Self-titled

I am increasingly skeptical of up-and-coming bands professing their command of that classic bluesy rock ‘n’ roll sound. I have sat through too many cover band bar performance ending in “Free Bird” to know that there are far to many young men who think they have what it takes to be the next Stevie Ray Read More
Morosity – Misanthrope Music

Morosity – Misanthrope

If the name doesn’t give the listener enough indication on the type of music they will be listening to, let me offer a few other words to help better describe the music of Morosity: deep, dark, sinister, and a bit depressing. Morosity’s album Misanthrope is unlike anything I have heard on any rock station before. Read More
Frightened Rabbit – The Midnight Organ Fight Music

Frightened Rabbit – The Midnight Organ Fight

The first time I heard of Frightened Rabbit was just over a year ago when my best friend made me watch the music video for their song "Backwards Walk" on YouTube. After that moment, I knew I needed to hear more from this group. The lyrics were captivating and told a story that is relatable Read More
The Avett Brothers – I and Love and You Music

The Avett Brothers – I and Love and You

The Avett Brothers are generally viewed as a trio including the actual brothers Seth and Scott Avett who are the lead vocals, banjoist, and guitarist of the group with stand-up bassist Bob Crawford. However, these three gentlemen do not limit themselves to strictly strings and vocals. Each has the talent to play percussions, drums, organ, Read More
Florence + the Machine – Ceremonials Music

Florence + the Machine – Ceremonials

Sing-to-your-soul kind of women empowering, gospel church music is Florence + the Machine’s follow-up album to their 2009 mega hit Lungs; Ceremonials displays the vocal superiority of lead singer Florence Welch and creative instrumentals of her band mates Robert Ackroyd, Christopher Lloyd Hayden, Isabella Summers, Tom Monger, and Mark Saunders. Welch’s vocals never ceases to Read More