James Mercer and Brian Burton’s second full-length trip as Broken Bells is a decidedly brighter listen than before, though as catchy and repeatable.
Not everything that comes in a shiny package does so to hide a lack of depth, but this is not the album the hard-hitting emcee’s earlier work led us to expect.
The young woman stared back at me from the black-and-white photo on her website.
On his first solo outing, University of Louisville Professor Ansyn Banks demonstrates that he is also a consummate student.
Where more than a few local groups turned to one person to handle vocals, singer-guitarist Jeremy Podgursky and bassist Brian Kaelin, both formerly of Dybbuk, divided those duties and conquered.
Eluvium mastermind Matthew Cooper dials his signature sound way down on this film score, which is saying something, since Cooper wasn’t exactly known for heavy dynamics to begin w
Jon Ashley’s Doghouse Flowers is an earnest collection of depressed country songs that tell tales of pretty much every woman who has done him wrong.
The scene: a mother and daughter in a studio. The toddler is there to say a few words for a hook, a reference to an Internet meme from a couple years back.