Ruby Boots-“Don’t Talk About It”

The secret desires that we hide from people can cause great stress and depression. In the new video for the song “Don’t Talk About It” by Ruby Boots, we see a typical white American family sitting down to a meal. They sit silently, sometimes sharing looks of disappointment and yearning. We flash to what each is thinking to reveal the secrets they’re afraid to share. … Continue reading Ruby Boots-“Don’t Talk About It”

Savannah Stopover Adds Second Wave Of Artists

I try to add new festivals to my calendar every year. I haven’t been able to make it down to Georgia for Savannah Stopover yet, but I hope to eventually. They’ve got consistently great lineups, continuing with today’s announcement of artists set to play March 8-10. A few weeks ago they announced that Of Montreal would once again headline, along with smaller acts like Larkin … Continue reading Savannah Stopover Adds Second Wave Of Artists

Wes John Cichosz-“Everybody Says”

January is generally a catch-up month, so I haven’t posted on much new music. Instead I’m going back through 2017 stuff I missed and trying to make up for it. Last week I reviewed Lilly Winwood’s EP. After that, I spent some time with her dad’s band Traffic. I was surprised to notice a lot of similarities when I turned on Wes John Cichosz’s song … Continue reading Wes John Cichosz-“Everybody Says”

Lauren Ruth Ward-“Sideways”

Following up on a strong EP in 2016 and a couple singles last year, Lauren Ruth Ward is preparing her first full-length album for release February 9th. The song feels like driving down the California coast, so it’s no wonder the singer left her hometown of  Baltimore for the sunny streets of Los Angeles. Some aspects of the song remind me of Courtney Barnett, but … Continue reading Lauren Ruth Ward-“Sideways”

H.C. McEntire-“Quartz In The Valley”

Monday mornings are always rough, but winter Monday’s are especially painful. It’s days like these I’m thankful for the good folks at Merge who always seem to have something new in my inbox to get my week going. This new single from H.C. McEntire is hitting all the right notes for me, so maybe today won’t be so bad. Almost left behind until Kathleen Hanna … Continue reading H.C. McEntire-“Quartz In The Valley”

Titus Andronicus-“Number One (In New York)”

Last night Patrick Stickles announced the release date for a new Titus Andronicus album, and posted the first single to YouTube. It’s been a couple years since The Most Lamentable Tragedy, so a new record is a great way to start 2018. And “Number One (In New York)” finds Stickles at the height of anger and resentment. The video, directed by Ray Concepcion, also shows … Continue reading Titus Andronicus-“Number One (In New York)”