While Samantha Fish shines with her guitar work on the new album, she impressed more with her singing live.
The album Northern Passages has left me without any doubt that The Sadies are worthy of every iota of praise they have received.
“There should never have been the cult of the rock star. That just shouldn’t have happened.”
Four nerdy young men from small-town suburban New Jersey named their band after a prophetic product of Aldous Huxley’s imagination.
The wellsprings of Quilt’s sound are diverse – psychedelics, dream pop, Beach ‘n’ Beatle harmony groups, folk-rock and, I swear, punkoid racket at times.
Soul journeyman Lee Fields and the Expressions explore new territory.
The sound was often so inviting that it seemed Wire were easing comfortably into middle age.
Waxahatchee exuded poise and presence, while delivering lonesome-cowboy epiphanies that speak to their generation’s collective existential shrug.