Asheville based artist SoundSpectre just dropped his first EP today, and it is killa. To be fair, I should mention the fact that Stephen Blasy is one of my friends, but that aside, he’s one of the most talented people I’ve met. And just to prove that I’m not being biased, here’s a short little
Kieran Anderson – Associate Editor Rating: 3 stars Chan Marshall is another lady who fell off of my musical radar for quite some time. Another lady whose comeback I have been waiting years for. When I heard that she was planning on releasing a new album of original material (the first in over six years)
Walk the Moon at The Orange Peel
Edwin Arnaudin – Staff Writer Rating: 1 star Far from the pop charms of Songs About Jane, Maroon 5 hit the club full force with Overexposed, a repetitive and lazy excuse for an album. All but two tracks are overproduced, cleaning up lead singer Adam Levine’s voice to robotically on-pitch perfection and confined to the
Edwin Arnaudin – Staff Writer Rating: 0 Stars If the promise of music’s coolest weirdos rocking out with guest artists ranging from Ke$ha to Nick Cave sounds too good to be true, that’s because it is. Instead of a grandiose all-star spectacle, the official release of Record Store Day special The Flaming Lips and Heady
Cameron Bryn – Staff Writer Rating: 4 Stars Hailing from Versailles, France, Air is an electronic duo made up of Nicolas Godin and Jean-Benoît Dunckel. They released the album Le Voyage dans la Lune (“A Trip to the Moon”) earlier this year.
Once upon a time, I was 14 and obsessed with Paramore. Then I grew up, and so did they. Now, former Paramore drummer Zac Farro is making music that I can once again obsess over.
Cameron Bryn – Staff Writer Rating: 3.5 Stars The newest Smashing Pumpkins album Oceania is a crossroads of old and new. Billy Corgan (vocals, guitar, keyboards and production), Jeff Schroeder (guitar), Nicole Fiorentino (bass guitar), and Mike Byrne (drums) have revived some of the Smashing Pumpkins‘ previous grunge sound, but have added elements of new electronic synth-like
Kieran Anderson – Associate Editor Rating: 4 1/2 stars IT HAPPENED! IT HAPPENED! IT FINALLY HAPPENED! FIONA IS BACK AND BETTER THAN EVER! I’m sure I speak for thousands of Fiona Apple fans when I say “GLORY BE! FINALLY!” It’s been over half a decade since we’ve seen any new material from Fiona and after
Josie Javens − Staff Writer Rating: 3.5 stars Irish singer/songwriter Glen Hansard‘s first solo album “Rhythm and Repose” is a beautiful, achingly beautiful, collection of melancholic songs punctuated by moments of hope.