REVIEW: Buzzy Lee’s “Spoiled Love” is Dreamscape

Buzzy Lee’s Spoiled Love, released January 29 via Future Classic, ruminates on love, loss, and the ever stranger times and places that mark life’s journey. Buzzy Lee is the recording moniker of Los Angeles based musician Sasha Spielberg. Spoiled Love, her recording debut, is the result of a collaboration with her long time musical partner, […]

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REVIEW: Pearl Charles’ “Magic Mirror” Has Fantastical Flare

Disco influences infuses Pearl Charles’ country with a fantastical flare on Magic Mirror. “Only for Tonight” sets the stage for an adventurous romp through Charles’ insecurities and inevitable moments of triumph with hints of ABBA’s “Dancing Queen” in instrumentation and attitude. “What I Need” follows with Charles declaring “it’s easier to live this lie than to tell the truth, […]

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REVIEW: Will Payne Harrison “The Stratford Sessions” Brings Solace to Lonely Listeners

Will Payne Harrison releases The Stratford Sessions to the world amidst a global pandemic and brings solace to lonely listeners. A tightly focused EP highlighting Harrison’s nimble guitar work and penchant for a turn of phrase built on a foundation of common themes without sounding contrived, The Stratford Sessions is easy on the ears with greater […]

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REVIEW: Band of Heathens “Stranger” Addresses Today’s Existential Dread

Stranger, the latest effort from Band of Heathens, builds upon the success of 2017’s Duende while simultaneously address today’s existential dread. Produced by Tucker Martine and referencing both Albert Camus and Robert Heinlein while also a nod to their fan base, Stranger find Band of Heathens working their push-pull rock to impressive effect.The record opens […]

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REVIEWS: Bill Callahan’s “Gold Record” Examines the Touchstones That Keep Us Grounded

Formerly known as Smog, Bill Callahan established a reputation as an enigmatic brooding singer-songwriter with a penchant for life’s seemingly mundane moments. He has released seven (including Gold Record) albums under his own name since retiring the Smog moniker. Under his given name, Callahan hand has continued to explore similar corners of life but with […]

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