Rock

Eric Scott Stevens’ “Burnt Umber” is an early contender for single of the year. The imaginative crackle sparking off the composition never hits me as flashy but, instead, as an authentic expression of the songwriter’s point of view. It doesn’t really matter if the material is what we might call autobiographical. Stevens so thoroughly inhabits
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Don Wilson, co-founder and rhythm guitarist with surf music pioneers the Ventures, died on Jan. 22 at the age of 88, his family confirmed. They told NBC Seattle reporter Saint Bryan that Wilson had “passed peacefully” of natural causes at home in Tacoma, Washington, adding: “Our dad was an amazing rhythm guitar player who touched
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It’s unfortunate that The Soundcarriers are so identified with ‘hauntology’, the term coined by Simon Reynolds to describe what he referred to as “ghostified” music. While it’s unquestionably invited and warranted, this emphasis on the Nottingham band’s expertise at evoking a bygone era, as well as the technical manner in which they do so, focuses
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Rob Aldridge isn’t familiar to most, but that’s no reflection on his talent. Having spent the last few years touring the American South and breaking onto the festival circuit, first as a solo artist and then heading up The Proponents, the Alabama native is finally starting to get noticed as a songwriting frontman capable of
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Björk has said she is currently “finishing” her upcoming 10th album, revealing that it will “probably come out in the summer”. Back in October 2021, the Icelandic musician explained that the follow-up to 2017’s ‘Utopia’ was “for people who are making clubs at home in their living room” during the COVID-enforced lockdown. READ MORE: Björk’s ‘Cornucopia’
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The centrepiece of Good And Green Again, the ingenious and soulful new album by North Carolina-based folk musician Jake Xerxes Fussell, is “The Golden Willow Tree”, an epic story-song about the sinking of a ship. Combining lyrics and melodies from various folk tunes – including a song by The Carter Family and another by a
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Bass virtuoso Leland Sklar is the core, polestar, the guiding light of the “BASS”, and of Rock-N-Roll itself. Aside from being the leading sessions bassist on the planet for 5 decades the poetry of his longevity is the fact that he evolves, and is able to reinvent himself and reinvent the future….He is already etched
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It seems simple enough on the surface. “Baby, there ain’t no clouds,” Jana Horn sings blithely on the title track of her debut album, voice as clear as a mountain stream. “Baby, there ain’t no crying, or figuring this thing out”. However, for all of the promise of blue skies, sunshine and one-word answers, there’s
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Grimes (aka Claire Boucher) has announced a 10th anniversary reissue of her seminal 2012 album ‘Visions’. The reissue will be sold exclusively through the vinyl subscription service Vinyl Me, Please. The LP will come on 180-gram magenta and green galaxy vinyl, and will ship with an exclusive art print and liner notes written and illustrated by
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