David Berman makes a hugely welcome return to music with his new project Purple Mountains.
His first new album in six years, Bill Callahan is in reflective and ruminative form on ‘Shepherd In A Sheepskin Vest’.
Fifth album ‘Laughing Matter’ sees Wand drift further from their garage-rock roots and into new psychedelic worlds.
One of the more unlikely collaborations of recent times, Cate Le Bon and Tim Presley score another understated success with the second DRINKS album ‘Hippo Lite’.
After a five-year break and having moved from Sub Pop to Drag City, L.A.-based garage-rock duo No Age remind everyone of their talents with fifth album ‘Snares Like A Haircut’.
Its stock may be at an all-time low, but rock ‘n’ roll won’t be dying on Ty Segall’s watch.
by John Tindale Upon the release of Emotional Mugger, Ty Segall described the album as: “the over-communication relayed in cell based technology and content driven media further detaches passengers of our modern society from deep emotional understanding”, thus Emotional Mugger is debatably a concept album discussing the perils of the modern age and its relationship with the internet and it comes at a crossroads in the career of Segall.
by John Tindale It’s been five years since Joanna Newsom released the critically acclaimed epic Have One On Me, but don’t take that to mean that she has been resting on her success; Divers is the culmination of five years of effort and it is a truly magnificent record for it. Newsom has it all, lyrical excellence to sonic brilliance: this is never more apparent than in lead single ‘Sopakanikan’.