Razorhouse-Codex Tres Lingua

Codex Tres Lingua, the third EP from Chicago’s Razorhouse, begins precariously planted in the industrial roots and pop dreams of the band’s mastermind Mark Panick. After 30 years in the game, Panick still finds ways to add wrinkles to the formula, and “Go” has the kind of singer/songwriter sensibility that we’ve learned over time is possible from hard rockers and post-punk screamers alike. As with … Continue reading Razorhouse-Codex Tres Lingua

Phillip-Michael Scales Lets Go Of The Past, Embraces The Present On Melodies & Ghosts

Almost two years to the day since his last release, Phillip-Michael Scales delivers a new album after dropping his nom de plume Briar Rabbit. That time has seen a lot of change for Scales. He left Chicago for the California sun in Los Angeles and started focusing on his craft more than ever. The result is a beautiful 5-song EP that feels as fresh and … Continue reading Phillip-Michael Scales Lets Go Of The Past, Embraces The Present On Melodies & Ghosts

The Main Chance-Lunagraphy

If The National broke up right after Sad Songs For Dirty Lovers, and Matt Berninger started a solo career, Lunagraphy by The Main Chance is the kind of record he’d make. The first half of it anyway. As soon as I pushed play on the first track I couldn’t stop thinking about how much Will Gosner’s voice reminded me of the frontman for one of … Continue reading The Main Chance-Lunagraphy