REVIEW: Amanda Shires’ “To the Sunset”: Mama’s Changed That Nashville Sound

If you’ve read any of the album previews or even seen the trippy, slightly 80’s influenced album cover for Amanda Shires’ latest, To the Sunset (Silver Knife Records), it’s apparent that this album takes a very different direction than her previous works. Accompanied by Jerry Pentecost (drums), Peter Levin (piano, keys, synthesizers), her husband Jason […]

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REVIEW: Romantica’s New Release, “Outlaws,” Shows Continued Perseverance

Unless you’re a Britpop icon (see Oasis’ The Masterplan) or a prolific singer/songwriter (see Ryan Adam’s Prisoner B-Sides, or any of the singles he releases between albums—more on him later), most B-side/outtake albums are viewed as filler, littered with throwaways amongst a gem or two. Fortunately, Romantica’s Outlaws gives a completely different perspective on an […]

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