Tag Archive for album reviews

Glowing House are Down and Out

I tell you, every time I hear this band I love ‘em a little bit more. Just nine months ago, Denver neo-folk act Glowing House released their second full-length record Days Run Out (which I profiled here), and the songs…

The Swayback: Keepin’ “Double Four Time”

Just when you think you have your finger on the pulse of a music scene–something broadsides you and makes you feel like you don’t know nothin’. So I finally take some time to catch up on my “listening stack”–the records…

Sleeper Agent’s Surprise “Celebrasion”

Okay, I’m gonna be honest: I wasn’t too big on reviewing Sleeper Agent‘s debut record Celebrasion. I first heard this indie-rock act when they came through town on tour last spring with Cage the Elephant. Their set was energetic, but…

The Psych-Rock of The Sister Ruby Band

I know it’s probably stupid, but sometimes I feel a bit of apprehension in reviewing a solo artist posing as a band. I dunno, maybe I feel like it’s cheating if one guy played all the instruments on the record–because…

Palmer’s Gritty Folk Rock

Let’s begin at the beginning: Andy Palmer can’t sing. I’m serious. Think Bob Dylan. Think Tom Waits. Think Johnny Cash near the end of his life. That’s singer/songwriter Andy Palmer. All through his record Sometime Around (released under the moniker “Palmer”),…

Lindsay Aline: The Familiar and the New

When I was contacted by someone from Lindsay Aline‘s team to review her 2009 self-titled record, I have to admit I was a little skeptical. Taking a look at the website and reading the self-written bio, I couldn’t help but…

Drew Holcomb and The Neighbors: “Someday” Is Now

Okay, so I’m a sucker for a great hook.  I admit it.  Don’t judge. Drew Holcomb and The Neighbors is an up-and-coming indie-rock band, and hailing from Nashville, you can definitely hear the country sensibilities in their sound. But that’s…