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ALL THEM WITCHES – SLEEPING THROUGH THE WAR

The fourth studio LP from All Them Witches is another instinctive splurge of the band’s dearth of blues, psychedelic and desert resources, but Sleeping Through The War is perhaps their sharpest release yet. As we’ve come to expect, the tracks lunge prog-like from one paradigm to another, maintaining nothing other than the desert-dry fuzz that suspends itself… Continue reading ALL THEM WITCHES – SLEEPING THROUGH THE WAR

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MOLLY BURCH – PLEASE BE MINE

There is something soothingly alluring about the reverb-drenched, alt-country sound found in Molly Burch’s debut LP. Please Be Mine is a collection of love songs delivered from various facets of Burch’s quivering vocal tones, with her superb voice a match made in heaven for her retro-backwood sound. The arrangements of the songs tend to remain simplistic, allowing… Continue reading MOLLY BURCH – PLEASE BE MINE

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SUN KIL MOON – COMMON AS LIGHT AND LOVE ARE RED VALLEYS OF BLOOD

In 2014, Mark Kozelek released Benji – his 6th album under the Sun Kil Moon moniker. In my opinion, it is one of the best albums I’ve ever listened to. I still listen to it regularly, and it still affects me every bit as much as it did the first time. With Benji, Kozelek had perfected his gift… Continue reading SUN KIL MOON – COMMON AS LIGHT AND LOVE ARE RED VALLEYS OF BLOOD

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TIM DARCY – SATURDAY NIGHT

The album art for Tim Darcy’s first solo LP depicts him sitting cross-legged on a wooden chair with nothing but a haphazard vase of flowers for company. It’s an immediate indication that Saturday Night is going to be a reflection of Darcy’s own ideal Saturday night: introspected and fundamental but with a raw flamboyance and serrated edges.… Continue reading TIM DARCY – SATURDAY NIGHT