Fort Frances-These Lights Will Shine Again

It remains a scary time for most humans around the globe. I have personally found it very hard to relate to new music coming out right now that was recorded well before any of this current craziness started. So, I was happy to receive a new song from my friends in Fort Frances that puts a positive spin on these months of isolation. The track … Continue reading Fort Frances-These Lights Will Shine Again

Holy Hive-Float Back To You

I feel like sweetness is something everyone could use right now, and Holy Hive delivers a heaping teaspoon of it on “Float Back To You.” This is the title track to their first LP, the follow-up to the EP Harping. Holy Hive is made up of singer-songwriter Paul Spring, acclaimed drummer Homer Steinweiss (Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings), and bassist Joe Harrison. Float Back To … Continue reading Holy Hive-Float Back To You

Marchelle Bradanini-Oscar Wilde

It’s been a few years since I’ve talked about Marchelle Bradanini here. Her album Blue Gold, under the moniker Pony Boy, came out way back in 2015. I first heard of her a while before that (and actually wrote about her for the first time eight years ago yesterday!). As Pony Boy she displayed a dark, back-alley brawl kind of Americana that hung around in … Continue reading Marchelle Bradanini-Oscar Wilde

Khruangbin-Time (You and I)

Even in times of great stress, you can count on Khruangbin to keep it funky. Yesterday the Houston-based dynamos announced a new album called Mordechai, due out in June. This will be their second release of 2020, following an EP collaboration with Leon Bridges that came out back in February. Despite the current condition of the world, it doesn’t sound like the trio has any … Continue reading Khruangbin-Time (You and I)

Iceage-Lockdown Blues

I am fascinated by pieces of art that show up during some kind of huge event. Books, movies, photos….anything that gives a glimpse of what it’s like in the moment. When you don’t have the comfort of hindsight or perspective, you only have your thoughts and feelings to guide you. The only thing you can capture is the humanity of that single instant. Unfortunately, most … Continue reading Iceage-Lockdown Blues