EP Review: Reighnbeau – Slight

The latest EP from the long-running Albuquerque music project Reighnbeau – consisting solely of Colleen Johnson (Flying Circles, Silver Shadows) and Madeline Johnston (Midwife, Sister Grotto) – is a shimmering collaboration. It is not just that, though – it is an ambiguous and intriguing mosaic of dream pop and electro-folk, which simultaneously skirts the edges…

Review: The Chairman Dances – Child of My Sorrow

Child of My Sorrow greets the listener with an atmospheric, almost magical, sequence beginning, a triumphant start crafted with soft-scaled pianos and synths – the like of which can be detected in the band’s August single release “Acme Parking Garage”, which itself supplies an auditory feast of curiousness. Jangly indie guitar melodies suddenly disrupt the…

Album Review: Peter More – Beautiful Disrepair

Eleven tracks recorded over two years comprise an auditory narrative attributed to the chance encounter between More and Donald Fagan in San Miguel, Central Mexico. Produced under creativity and flair, each piece features a generic melange that largely consists of classic rock, soulful blues, folk and even a dash of Latin music. The most interesting…

EP Review – Emma Hern

Badass blues babe Emma Hern releases her self-titled debut this month consisting of 4 blissful tracks which most definitely encapsulate her retro rock and soul sound.    In Nashville,  the Music City, Hern has expanded her musicality and played a long list of prestigious Nashville venues and showcases, including that of Pilgrimage Music Festival. Her…

Album Review: Mary Gauthier – Rifles and Rosary Beads

Deeply personal and inspiring, Rifles and Rosary Beads is Mary Gauthier’s most important work to date. The fact that all 12 tracks comprising the album were co-written with U.S veterans and their families renders it an authentic and sincere narrative on contemporary American existence. Gauthier has worked with wounded veterans and active duty military to…

Review: Mr Yolk – Self Portrait

Having previously produced work for Velvet Morning and Rocket Ship TV,  Samuel Jones has already had plenty of opportunities to illustrate his song writing talent. With the release of Self Portrait, however, he can proudly flaunt his music making skills while gaining full recognition from all listeners and critics alike. What a gifted artist and…