The Great American Novel Returns With “Perpetual Emotion Machine”

It’s been over five years since we last heard new music from The Great American Novel. Since 2014 the main force behind the band, Layne Montgomery, has been working with other bands like The Romantic Comedy and Layne Montgomery Paper Company. He also composed the theme song to the podcast “Blank Check with Griffin and David.” So he’s been busy, but it was time to … Continue reading The Great American Novel Returns With “Perpetual Emotion Machine”

Sons Of An Illustrious Father-“Sons Of An Illustrious Father”

I haven’t dug around too much to learn the history of it, but bands naming songs after themselves is one of my favorite things. There are some great examples in the 70’s, most notably “Bad Company” and “Black Sabbath.”  Lots of metal and punk bands were doing it in the 80’s. Belle and Sebastian did it in the 90’s. Most recently, Titus Andronicus did it … Continue reading Sons Of An Illustrious Father-“Sons Of An Illustrious Father”

Mike Adams At His Honest Weight-Pressing Mesh

I get sent a lot of music. Sometimes it’s not up my alley, sometimes I like it but don’t have time to write, and sometimes a song or video hits me at just the right time and I feel like I have to let people know about it immediately. “Pressing Mesh” is definitely in the last category, which is why your Monday is starting with … Continue reading Mike Adams At His Honest Weight-Pressing Mesh

The Fuss-Loving Family

At a time when families are being ripped apart, both physically and emotionally, it’s good to hear a song like “Loving Family.” A mother protecting her child and doing what it takes to provide for them is a story that’s been told before, but not put so straightforward in song. Joey Lyons, who wrote, produced, and mixed this track, had this to say about its … Continue reading The Fuss-Loving Family