Irish pop monsters Pugwash hit it out of the park in grand style, and The New Trocaderos come back with a blast of punk/pop, and in-your-face rock ‘n’ roll.
Every now and again a gem of a power pop tune can be found in a most unexpected place. Here are 10 that raised a couple of eyebrows and our attention.
by John M. Borack Art Gods: An Oral History of the Tower Records Art Department November Fire Recordings Grade: *** California-based Tower Records was one of the world’s go-to chain music stores for many years until their bankruptcy and closure …
by John M. Borack LA-based singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist Brandon Schott’s brand new one, Crayons & Angels, is something of a soft-pop tour de force, brimming with shimmering melodies, winsome innocence, and some beautiful vocal arrangements. It’s reminiscent of early Harry Nilsson at …
Tons of excellent records have surfaced over the past several months, both new releases and on the reissue front. Let’s dig right in, shall we?
UK’s State Records label has a simple mission: “Our main aim is to make records that sound like records used to!”
New Jersey’s Grip Weeds offer up 17 swirling, slightly trippy sonic land mines that are simultaneously catchy as all get out and slightly dangerous, to boot.
There are blown notes and foul-ups throughout the 19-song set, but the high spirits and sense of fun make for an enjoyable listening/viewing experience.
The box set, released on Lennon’s own Music From Another Room imprint, is a lavish four-disc set .
by John M. Borack A horde of pop music talent took to the stage to celebrate the music of the Beatles’ classic White Album as the Los Angeles-based musical aggregation known as the Wild Honey Orchestra – along with a gaggle …