Gemma Ray – “100mph (in 2nd Gear)”

Gemma Ray already has one album under her belt, The Leader (released in the U.K. in 2008), and she'll soon be releasing her sophomore effort, Lights Out Zoltar!  (which is already out in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland).  Oft-compared to the likes of Amy Winehouse and Duffy for her retro musical and vocal style, Gemma sounds like neither, staking … [Read more...]

Beware of Safety – Dogs

Beware of Safety has shown up on the scene with an epic full-length debut called Dogs which falls squarely within the dramatic build-and-release brand of post-rock perfected over ten years ago by Mogwai and subsequently rehashed by Explosions in the Sky and subtly expanded on by Mono. It is absolutely free of vocals and filled with crisp production … [Read more...]