MUSIC REVIEWS

Alex Wellkers “famous now” EP

Alex Wellkers’ new release famous now is the Swiss-born singer/songwriter’s third studio collection and the latest chapter in a familiar story. This young artist first felt music’s pull as a six year old child when he began playing accordion and soon moved on from there to classical guitar, harmonica, and keyboard.   …

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Michael R. Shaw “How is This Helping?” (LP) 

Michael R. Shaw’s album How is This Helping? is the latest solo effort from the respected English songwriter and solidifies his status as one of the best alt-folk/singer-songwriters’ working today. It is his first solo collaboration with James Youngjohns, fresh from playing guitar on and co-producing Matt Hill’s latest outing Return of the …

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Aditi Iyer’s “Deleted Your Number” (SINGLE)

Aditi Iyer’s “Deleted Your Number” is the Mumbai, India-born singer’s new single. It’s the latest chapter in a musical journey Iyer began at age three when she first started singing and has perfected her craft over the years with hard work and discipline. It has produced two EP releases preceding …

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Wreckless Strangers “You Just Hurt” (SINGLE)

“You Just Hurt” doesn’t have a single lull over its four-minute and nine-second running time. It’s not a surprise, really, considering the impressive list of credits the Wreckless Strangers’ members can claim. This group of six session musicians and longtime friends worked in the past with musicians as diverse as …

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Vuola “Alouv” (LP)

Delivered to us in a lazy sway that seems to drag us a bit closer with each passing beat, “Under Above Orion Venus Loves” signals its control over anyone within earshot of its string play through a dominant sonic presence almost certain to give rock fans a chill this spring …

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Jonah Leatherman “Jonah Leatherman“ (LP)

Gritty with fuzz and a dirty pop melody as fat as it is loud and proud, the sonic profile of “Sunhat” in many ways summarizes the tone of Jonah Leatherman’s eponymous debut album as good as any other track on the record does. Fleeting moodiness, sourced directly from the guitar …

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