Shearwater – Fellow Travelers

Although there is no doubting the sincerity and artistic ambition that Jonathan Meiburg has invested whilst leading the ornithologically-obsessed Shearwater over the last decade, the band’s oeuvre has sometimes lacked in easy nesting places for newcomers needing to acclimatise to the contradictory fusion of the ornate and the austere.  This new … [Read more...]

Artists On Albums: AOA#25 (Wooden Wand’s James Jackson Toth on No Silver/No Gold)

Wooden Wand’s James Jackson Toth on… The Baptist Generals’ No Silver/No Gold (Sub Pop, 2003) No Silver/No Gold is the best album Sub Pop ever released. It is a perfect American record, and a huge inspiration. I don’t remember how I heard about Baptist Generals, but I was on board pretty early. I think the album was in a crate of CDs that … [Read more...]