Country Mice – “Your Black Crow”

More than a year after releasing their debut Twister, Brooklyn quartet Country Mice decided it was time for a follow up record. Their new album Hour of the Wolf  will be released on the 13th of February via Lotion records. The band mainly sticks with the nineties guitar oriented rock melodies that made their first release such a success.  However, … [Read more...]


It’s a daunting task to approach a band’s overtly-proclaimed concept album for a casual spin when it’s meant to be listened to for deep layers of meaning.  Such is the case for the second album by Italian band N.A.M.B. (the band says that what the acronym stands for varies, but “Noise And Music Bombshell” could be appropriate). To quote the … [Read more...]

Built to Spill – There Is No Enemy

Built to Spill spent the first decade of the new millennium stretching out. It took them three years to transform from a band that could only play a handful of songs immediately following the release of their 1997 masterwork Perfect From Now On to one that was jamming tracks out to the 20-minute mark on 2000’s Live. After releasing the occasionally … [Read more...]

Dan Auerbach – Keep it Hid

As the chief singer and songwriter of The Black Keys, Dan Auerbach strides progressive steps on his first album as a solo outfit. And although he is more than just half of the Keys (having written over 90% of their material,) on Keep it Hid, he showcases a varied assault of music and impressively, it all sounds remarkably well. On his main band, … [Read more...]