Touring in support of the rerelease of the eminently listenable “The Cowboy’s Prayer” EP, Boston indie outfit Mutual Benefit are playing in Louisville October 28 at Zanzabar.
There is something about Ohio that serves consistently strong lo-fi indie rock. Perhaps it is the willing retreat into the life of the Midwest.
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.
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.
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.
Lourenço Vasconcellos’ congas, almost ritualistic, set a scene; Graeme Gardiner’s sinuous saxophone percolates through … waves of sound wash over the percussion … i
D’Arkestra accurately describes its music as “post-rock and indie-jazz.” Led by saxophonist/composer Drew Miller, the band includes many of our best younger players (Graeme Gardin
Our capacity to imagine a perfect love, which escapes us in reality, forms the basis of much internal (as well as interpersonal) conflict.
The word “pretension” is one to avoid, but one I struggle with here; can I think of something as silly without coming off as pretentious myself?
At full-length number four, Young Widows show no sign of relenting.