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Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats – Self Titled – 2015

Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats – Self Titled – 2015

My introduction to Nathaniel Rateliff was the 2012 Revival Tour; I’d gone to see Cory Branan and Chuck Ragan, but the rest of the audience was there to see Laura Jane Grace (then Tom Gabel) and an impromptu Alkaline Trio reunion. I hadn’t expected Rateliff. Instead of a shouting folk set or a swaggering punk […]

John Moreland – High On Tulsa Heat – 2015

John Moreland – High On Tulsa Heat – 2015

Inside John Moreland’s High On Tulsa Heat he writes “This is a record about home. Whatever that is.” and if he had written a similar inscription for 2013’s In The Throes I believe it would have said “This is a record about faith. Whatever that is.” and that is the only comparison I plan to make […]

BONNIE 'PRINCE' BILLY – SINGER'S GRAVE A SEA OF TONGUES

BONNIE 'PRINCE' BILLY – SINGER'S GRAVE A SEA OF TONGUES

So I’ve been practicing my Dirk Gently-esque method of finding new music in this futuristic year of 2015, and I bring you something forth. I was out at breakfast, and when I came back to my car someone had parked in front of me. It was a Toyota Yaris with one window busted out (fixed […]

GREGORY MCKILLOP – LITTLE DEMON ON THE BACK SEAT

GREGORY MCKILLOP – LITTLE DEMON ON THE BACK SEAT

Welcome to 2015, folks: meet the New Year, same as the Old Year. But even though the calendar which binds and contains us was installed by Pope Gregory XIII to make sure that Easter stays on the Spring Equinox (the better to celebrate with you my dear), it doesn’t mean we have to throw away […]