There’s a softness to Erin Rae’s voice that belies the cynicism of her lyrics. You could set her style up next to post-Rilo Kiley Jenny Lewis and Laura Marling to see some of the modern influences in the music you’ll hear on Putting On Airs. Going back further you’ll also find Joni Mitchell and Emmylou Harris in there as well. Maybe even a little Petula … Continue reading Erin Rae-Putting On Airs
It’s been over four years since we last heard a collection of songs from Phillip-Michael Scales. He released a few EP’s and an LP under the moniker Briar Rabbit while living and working in Chicago from 2011-2014. He left for LA, looking for new creativity and purpose. He returned to Chicago in 2016 and began a hard reset on his career, starting with an industry … Continue reading Phillip Michael Scales-Sinner Songwriter
With their newest LP, Deus Sex Machina, coming out in a couple weeks, Sons Of An Illustrious Father have just put out their third single. “E.G.” changes up the sound a bit from the other two songs they’ve released. Big, heavy guitars fill up most of the available space, while Josh Aubin’s vocals offer a sweetness that differs from the intensity of band members Ezra … Continue reading Sons Of An Illustrious Father-E.G.
Ike Reilly may belong to the staggering evening, but he’s spent his sweltering nights cultivating a cache of classics that would make most songwriters turn green with envy. For the last two decades he’s been one of the most consistent voices in rock and roll, but continues to fly under the radar of most casual music listeners. On his latest album, Crooked Love, Ike and … Continue reading Ike Reilly-Crooked Love
When I first heard that The Magic Numbers had a new album coming, I immediately pre-ordered it. That was way back in December of last year. I hadn’t heard a single note of it, but I knew I needed to have it. For a while their first two records were in constant rotation in my ears. I remember picking the first one up at a … Continue reading The Magic Numbers-Outsiders