Jack Name – Weird Moons

Every now and again I get an album that I like and dislike in equal proportions without really being able to put my finger on exactly why it has had that sort of affect on me. I've had that kind of reaction about a Swans album, about music by more mainstream people like Robbie Williams and Pulp, about electronica by Orbital, Underworld and others, … [Read more...]

The Mallard – Yes on Blood

On “I Listen to the Lyrics Last,” a song buried deep in the heart of The Mallard’s debut Yes on Blood, the shaky, rundown feel of the jaded guitar paired with grungy production depicts a stuttering ode to garage rock. Taking the bold grains of a jangly guitar and 70s inspired vocals that recall the late Janis Joplin, The Mallard take much of rock’s … [Read more...]