New music roundups are a monthly recap dedicated to covering the latest music in a series of short, descriptive reviews. This month’s edition includes new releases from Angel Olsen, Cigarettes After Sex, Wilco and more. Angel Olsen - All Mirrors When talking about this decade's many supreme singer-songwriters, Angel Olsen has a secure seat in … Continue reading New Music Roundup: October
Lyric: I thought I'd never see a reason to feel, but here I stand spinnin' 'n' reelin’ with love Song: Creed Bratton – “Spinnin' N Reelin'” Album: The 80's (2001) Background: Believe it or not, one of the best secondary characters from NBC sitcom “The Office”, Creed Bratton, makes music. Bratton’s career as a songwriter dates back to as … Continue reading Lyric of the Week: Creed Bratton – Spinnin’ N Reelin’
Shotgun Willie! We’ve been going through a heavy outlaw phase as of late, including lots of records by this Texas Troubadour, legendary outlaw countryman and our latest classic artist this week, Willie Nelson. In the mid to late 1950s, Nelson saw little success with his music as he moved his career from city to city, … Continue reading Classic Artist of the Week: Willie Nelson
Norman Rockwell, renowned author most famously known for his popularization of "The American Dream" through his stories and paintings, is not only one of America's most notable writers and painters, but now also the thematic inspiration behind Lana Del Rey's latest album, Norman Fucking Rockwell! “It was kind of an exclamation mark. So, this is … Continue reading Album Review: Lana Del Rey – Norman Fucking Rockwell!
Leslie Stevens has long been touted for her skills as a strong and diverse vocalist, a trait on full display on the title track and latest single from her upcoming sophomore effort, Sinner. Backed by gentle percussion and waning steel guitar, Stevens' cadence as a singer is resonant, well-paced and fluid in its ability to … Continue reading Leslie Stevens wades deeper into cosmic country with new somber and psychedelic ballad “Sinner”