Something More Than Free Jason Isbell Southeastern Records, 2015 Americana artists are a dime a dozen. The field is as crowded as that of the 2016 GOP hopefuls, and sometimes it can feel just as stodgy and unimaginative. How long can a genre go back to the well of its influences – the cadences and […]
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by Noah Kucij Call it acoustic roots-rock or slowgrass or modern folk, but the music of Gillian Welch (pronounced like the gills on a fish, as she sometimes tells audiences in a conspiratorial stage whisper) is less interesting to classify than it is to hear. She’s better known for the traditional elements of her sound […]
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Elliot Liebman is back on the show to talk about Many Voices’ new album, Paper Tapes. Download Podcast Here Stream Podcast Here Download in iTunes Stitcher Bandcamp- https://manyvoices.bandcamp.com/ Facebook- https://www.facebook.com/ManyVoicesBand Twitter- @ManyVoicesBand Instagram- @manyvoicesband
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Matt Rector guest hosts this episode of Old School Record Review as he got together with singer-songwriter Sean Rowe before a show in Hudson, NY. Sean has a new EP out entitled Her Songs that’s available for purchase on iTunes. Download Podcast Here Stream Podcast Here Download in iTunes Stitcher Facebook- https://www.facebook.com/seanrowemusic Twitter- @sean_rowe ANTI- […]
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What’s stuck in my head this week is less a song and more a fascination with a strange coincidence in the world of contemporary rock music. Let me take you back to ancient Greece so I can explain: Legend[i] tells us that Helen, born from an egg laid by her mother Leda, who had been […]
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senses sensei yesper self-released, 2014 by Matt Meade A lot of bands (Destroyer, Ducktails, Bon Iver for that last track on their 2011 record) think it’s cool to sound like the 80s. They are wrong. There is nothing cool about the gauzy, neutered studio sounds of that era. There is nothing cool about the glowing sheen […]
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This week on Old School Record Review, Boston based singer-songwriter Liz Frame of Liz Frame and The Kickers called into the show to discuss her band’s EP, Justine. With a knack for universal storytelling and powerful vocals, Liz has often been compared to artists like Lucinda Williams, Sheryl Crow and Natalie Merchant. You can purchase […]
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Goodbye, Cagoule World, Benjamin Shaw, Audio-Antihero 2014 by Matt Meade I don’t know what a cagoule (or Kagoule) is. Even after looking it up, and finding out that it’s what the British call a lightweight anorak, I’m still confused. And don’t even ask me what the record title is supposed to mean. How are we […]
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