Bitter Ruin – Hung, Drawn and Quartered

Georgia Train (vocals) and Ben Richards (vocals, guitar) are a U.K.-based duo who has previously released two song-packed EPs in 2007 and 2008.  Hung, Drawn and Quartered, their much-anticipated, self-released debut album that was recorded with producer Jason Rubal in the U.S., drops May 26th and it’s a compact and vibrant collection of 8 … [Read more...]

Interview with Rykarda Parasol

Hello Rykarda!  You’re fresh off playing an acoustic gig at SXSW and your starkly captivating, self-described “rock noir” sophomore album For Blood and Wine was released this past October.  How was SXSW?  Did you get a chance to catch other artists’ performances? Hello Jen! I did see many bands at SXSW. My favorite was Imaad Wasif from LA. I … [Read more...]

Katzenjammer Kabarett – Grand Guignol & Variétés

Voilà, the second album from the French quartet made up of Mary Komplikated, Herr Katz, Klischee, and Mr. Guillotine, and, as the album title denotes, Katzenjammer Kabarett revels in traipsing through a variety of styles, from 1980s synth-pop to dark cabaret melodramatics to classical strings and piano notes.  The lyrics are streaked with a sly, … [Read more...]