Kevin Tihista’s Red Terror – On This Dark Street

Missing, presumed cruelly lost in obscurity, after 2005’s still sublime demos/outtakes collection Home Demons Vol.1, cloistered Chicago-dweller Kevin Tihista has spent over half a decade mired in personal, financial and US record label tribulations.  However, thanks to the considerate coaxing and support of small Manchester label Broken Horse, … [Read more...]

Patrick Cleandenim – Orange Moonbeam Floorshow

You’ve probably heard Patrick Cleandenim’s music before—but I mean that in the best possible way. In Patrick Cleandenim’s second album Orange Moonbeam Floorshow, a record distinctly different from delightfully poppy debut Baby Comes Home, delivers vintage songwriting in a contemporary pastiche of DIY dance-rock. Speculating upon the inhabitants … [Read more...]

A.C. Newman – Get Guilty

Although being the benevolent de facto dictator and primary songwriter of The New Pornographers, Carl Newman has been sage enough to share singing duties with Dan Bejar, Neko Case and - more latterly - Kathryn Calder, over the band's increasingly successful four studio records to date.  So when it comes to his solo side-project - which began with … [Read more...]