Danger Mouse & Daniele Luppi – Rome

Whilst it’s easy to feel suspicious that Brian ‘Danger Mouse’ Burton's ubiquity can too readily be mistaken for an instant stamp of quality, credibility and hipness, it’s hard not to argue that there is something special about his role as a roving producer, arranger and collaborator.  Certainly, his studio support to Beck yielded an absolute gem in … [Read more...]

The Dead Weather – Sea of Cowards

Regardless of your listening habits or past run ins with The Dead Weather’s expansive musical family tree – The White Stripes, Kills, Queens of the Stone Age, and Raconteurs among them – it’d be difficult to refute the evidence that their sophomore LP unrepentantly rocks hard and heavy. Whether or not the furious barrage of dark blues-rock on Sea … [Read more...]

The Dead Weather – “Hang You From The Heavens”

Forget about the impending Ice Age 3 (no, not, that Dawn of the Dinosaurs flick) or global warming due to human activity.  The (musical) forecast shows that The Dead Weather is taking over the planet (i.e., Jack White of The White Stripes, The Raconteurs, etc..., Alison Mosshart of The Kills, Jack Lawrence of The Raconteurs, and Dean Fertita of … [Read more...]