Tag Archives: pop-rock

FLYING MAMMALS – Vier

June 18, 2018

Flying Mammals 2017 Consolidating strength in numbers, Sandpoint-born siblings spiral out into global orbit. “We Have Come So Far”: oozing pride in spades, this psychedelic piece from the Birdsall brothers’ fourth album reports from a pivotal point in FM’s run … Continue reading

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GIN BLOSSOMS – Mixed Reality

June 14, 2018

Cleopatra 2018 No more misery: Arizona artisans regain their smile and pack existence into a retrofuturistic gift box. It took this ensemble almost three decades to embrace anew their erstwhile innocence as well as rhyme and reason that resonated throughout … Continue reading

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MATTHEW FISHER – Matthew Fisher / Strange Days

May 2, 2018

Mercury 1979, 1981 / Angel Air 2018 Pilgrim’s progress to the pastures of pop in pursuit of pleasure as opposed to pomp and circumstance. Solo career has never been ‘s priority. He issued two albums between quitting and producing Robin … Continue reading

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WETTON-DOWNES / ICON – Zero

April 28, 2018

Stallion 2001 / Epicon 2017 No rest for the wicked: power pop drivers recover the path to their backroads and untrodden tracks to reveal the tunes that never stopped flowing. ASIA may have run the band’s course by 1986, but … Continue reading

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JANGLE TOWN – A Love So True

March 22, 2018

Cramada 2018 Debut statement from Swedish suppliers of garage jangle that rocks and rolls. A Polaroid snapshot of this group on-stage may suggest they’re tuned into retro, but the Sk√∂vde collective don’t seem to pay much attention to the era … Continue reading

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