Iron & Wine – Kiss Each Other Clean

Although the pace has been piecemeal over nearly a decade, Sam Beam certainly can’t be faulted for the stylistic progression and artistic reach he has extended for Iron & Wine since 2002’s lovely The Creek Drank The Cradle debut.  It could have been all too easy for Beam to have continually mined that said first album’s lo-fi co-joining of Nick … [Read more...]

Steven Drozd – The Heart Is a Drum Machine

What is music?  The question - though examined by countless musicians, scientists, and philosophers over the centuries – continues to befuddle humans with its indeterminate and often esoteric properties.  More perplexing still is the mystery of why we are so obsessively drawn to music.  It’s easy to side with Leonard Bernstein, who once famously … [Read more...]