Newman’s unflashy but solid work always comes down on the right side of tasteful.
The raw ingredients are so pleasurably assembled, it hardly matters.
Call it a hunch, but the malaise of the message may be a tip-off that are Facts is contemplating where it goes from here.
If you thought Needles//Pins ran out of dejected pop-punk ideas with 2012’s 12:34 LP, think again.
There’s a consistent market for songwriters with acoustic guitars strapped to their chests and hearts worn on their sleeve.
When a band lists its influences as the Doors, the Eagles, Pink Floyd, Rush, the Beatles, and Fleetwood Mac—as River’s Divide does—you can take that a number of ways.
It would be generous to say that Liam Sturgess’s EP Hit the Stage is too green for the picking.
The album’s bleak sound won’t appeal to everyone, but knowing Van Der Laan, it won’t be long till he’s onto yet another project.
Ha ha, Sheezus. Get it? Like Yeezus, only she’s a woman. LOL.
To say that ’90s pretty boy turned opera-composing genre-bender Damon Albarn is always reinventing himself would be an understatement.