Dead Rituals-Closer

I was lucky enough to receive a transmission from Italian musician Andrea Caccese a few days ago. Inside I found one of my favorite songs of the year so far. The Dead Rituals song “Closer” starts like a power pop cover of Mazzy Star and quickly evolves into an uptempo look at the back and forth of a relationship in various stages. The video, featuring animation … Continue reading Dead Rituals-Closer

Ezra Furman at Lincoln Hall 9/7/19

Eight years ago I interviewed Ezra Furman ahead of the release of Mysterious Power, the last album he made with The Harpoons. Since that day I’ve been a die-hard fan, preaching the gospel of Ezra whenever possible. Fans of quality songwriting are always looking for the next Dylan, and while I don’t think that’s ever going to happen again, this is probably as close as … Continue reading Ezra Furman at Lincoln Hall 9/7/19

Counterfeit Madison-So Much To Give

Sharon Udoh, Adam Hardy, and Seth Daily play music under the name Counterfeit Madison. Yesterday the Columbus, OH musicians put out a brand new video for the song “So Much To Give.”  The song is a dark chocolate confection with just  a tinge of bitterness to help balance the sweet pop sounds. The video matches up with the cat-and-mouse game of pursuing a relationship with … Continue reading Counterfeit Madison-So Much To Give