Monthly archive July, 2012
The Klenners - Road Trip Sessions

The Klenners – Road Trip Sessions

If there were ever a type of music that’s on its way out, you’d think that it would be a style with low barriers to entry. Not only that, but it would be a fully saturated genre, one with so much supply that people just couldn’t possibly want any more of it. How much simpler...
Darren Korb - Bastion Soundtrack

Darren Korb – Bastion Soundtrack

Bastion is a single player adventure game featuring some classic gameplay with a new-age twist, and is complemented by an eclectically original soundtrack. On its own, the game stands as one of my favorites of the past few years. Combining the gameplay with the soundtrack’s obscure mixture of folk, trip hop and blues; however, made...
Hip Hatchet - Joy and Better Days

Hip Hatchet – Joy and Better Days

When folk music comes together (and I mean, when it really clicks) there’s a certain sense of calm that overtakes you. It surges in, not quite in a hurried manner, but with a sort of subdued urgency. It simply says, “Listen, but no rush, man. I’ll be right here when you need me.” All the...
Andy Shea - Braver EP

Andy Shea – Braver EP

Andy Shea is a Massachusetts-based indie rocker with a distinct focus on simplicity. Braver, his most recent 4-track EP, is only a sampling of his off-kilter work but serves as a humble introduction to an otherwise talented songwriter. Braver starts off with Andy singing lazily in his naturally low register. Paired with just an acoustic...
Dirty Art Club - Hexes

Dirty Art Club – Hexes

Dry, dusty dub is alive and well in the Dirty Art Club. Composed by producers Madwreck and Matt Cagle, Hexes is the duo’s second release on the slick Phonosaurus Records (Berry Weight, Astrid Engberg). The EP, while replete with seething electronic undertones, sports a refreshing fusion of instrumental hip-hop, lounge and cinema. Hexes swallows you...