Cortney Tidwell – “17 Horses”

"17 Horses" off of Cortney Tidwell's second album Boys is a constant build up, pushing you back while you patiently await for the inevitable shock and/or punch to the chest. All the while she skips around, her vocals dance like a boiling pot of honey, both with matching sweetness. Tidwell's Bjork-like intensity shines on "17 Horses". Finally, … [Read more...]

Monsters Of Folk – self-titled

For this ‘super-group’ collaboration between M. Ward, Jim James (My Morning Jacket), Conor Oberst (Bright Eyes/Mystic Valley Band) and Mike Mogis (Bright Eyes/Lullaby For The Working Class/producer for hire) the comparisons with ‘70s Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young have been lazily and too quickly applied.  For whilst there are telekinetic group … [Read more...]

No Go Know – Time Has Nothing to Do With It

Time Has Nothing to Do With It, the second album by No Go Know, mucks and meanders through a versatile mix of spacey rock and pop. You might be bored silly on the first listen, but a little patience can pay off. That's because the strengths of No Go Know's album surface slowly, while its counterpart, My Morning Jacket, often yields quicker … [Read more...]