Music, Etc.: The Ravonettes – Inspiration in the Moment
This spring, The Raveonettes released Atomized—the band’s ‘anti-album’ that consisted of 12 songs recorded and released each month over the course of 2016.
Music, Etc.: Pert Near Sandstone – Lightning in a Bottle
Minneapolis, MN-based Pert Near Sandstone calls itself a 'modern American string band', yet appeals to the broader fan base of traditional bluegrass music all across the nation. Taking the string band tradition of old-time music into the future, the...
Music, Etc.: Loughman Comes Full Circle
Mark Loughman's Bleedin' Aura, released on Spitfire Music this year, hinges on his English indie-rock roots, demanding an active listening experience as each of its nine songs shimmer with gritty authenticity. On the record, Loughman—who co-produced the album himself...
Music, Etc.: The Vaccines—Charting New Paths
The Vaccines released the critically acclaimed album "English Graffiti" in May, their third album in four years. Produced by Dave Fridmann and Cole M. Greif-Neill and recorded at Fridmann’s studio in upstate New York, "English Graffiti" is a refined...
Music, Etc.: Justin Townes Earle, ‘Absent Fathers’
Justin Townes Earle released the album "Absent Fathers" in January as a companion piece to "Single Mothers," which was released last year to critical acclaim.
Music Etc. – Ryan Bingham, ‘Fear and Saturday Night’
Country artist Ryan Bingham recently released "Fear and Saturday Night," written and conceived in an Airstream in the mountains of Southern California.
Music Etc.: Midge Ure – Capturing A Fragile Moment
Midge Ure has had an enormous influence on the music industry, not just as a member of bands like Slik, Thin Lizzy and Visage, but also as leader of Ultravox—a group that was among the first of its kind,...
Music Etc.: Discovering Days Gone By and the Present
On his latest album, entitled Broken Glass Twisted Steel, Nashville-based artist James House presents a collection of soulful country tunes, each exploring different dimensions of human relationships, as told through a hearty and sincere vocal delivery.
Music, Etc.: Walter Martin, ‘We’re All Young Together’
Walter Martin is best known as a member of The Walkmen, an indie-rock band that released a string of albums since the early 2000s—all of which were well received in both the U.S. and U.K., and many of which...
Music Etc: Jake Smith, ‘Shadows, Greys and Evil Ways’
Jake Smith, who records and performs under the moniker The White Buffalo, just released his new album, Shadows, Greys and Evil Ways—which immediately debuted at Number One on the iTunes Singer/Songwriter chart.