The Wind And The Wave-From The Wreckage

20140806-104924-38964594.jpgBack in April I went to Schubas to see Blake Sennet’s new band Night Terrors of 1927. They were sandwiched between two bands I either hadn’t heard of or didn’t care about at the time. So I got to the show late, watched Night Terrors, and then left. The opening band that night was The Wind And The Wave. Having now heard their new LP (several times), I feel like a fool for not getting there early.

The duo capitalize on the recent popularization of americana in pop music. Generally I am against bands like this-Lumineers type stuff-but they do everything so perfectly that it’s impossible not to like. The marriage of lyric and melody is often so perfectly crafted that it feels like this record should have come out by now, written by a world famous band with many accolades and sales. Dwight Baker and Patricia Lynn may not be there yet, but with From The Wreckage they are well on their way.
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Night Terrors Of 1927 At Schubas 4/2/2014

Last night I had the pleasure of checking out one of the best bands to emerge from 2013, Night Terrors Of 1927. Blake Sennett of Rilo Kiley and Jarrod Gorbel of Honorary Title have joined forces to create some extraordinary pop anthems already, and they’ve only released a five-song EP called Guilty Pleas. I was a big fan of that EP, ranking it #19 on … Continue reading Night Terrors Of 1927 At Schubas 4/2/2014

Top Albums Of 2013: 25-1

25. Jamaican Queens–Wormfood 24. Dr. Skinnybones–A Last Hurrah For The Glory Of Drinking Alone 23. The Thermals–Desperate Ground 22. Smith Westerns–Soft Will 21. Night Terrors Of 1927–Guilty Pleas EP 20. Deltron 3030-The Event II 19. Yeah Yeah Yeahs–Mosquito 18. Portugal. The Man.–Evil Friends 17. The All-About–Suburban Heart 16. Fort Frances–Harbour 15. Killer Mike & El-P-Run The Jewels 14.Camera Obscura–Desire Lines 13. Rilo Kiley–RKives 12. Golden Bloom–No Day Like Today 11. Christopher Owens–Lysandre 10. Islands–Ski Mask 9. Janelle Monae–The Electric Lady 8. Of … Continue reading Top Albums Of 2013: 25-1