Band of Skulls – baby darling doll face honey

Highly-touted British band Band of Skulls serves up finely-honed neo-retro rock and alt-folk American-style with an album that is split evenly between classic rockers with a glam edge that strut and kick with keenly kinetic, stop-start rhythms, sharp, gritty guitar riffs, and exclaiming vocals, and contemplative, folky numbers with bittersweet, … [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...]