Archive for January 8th, 2014

Something Else! sneak peek: Drive-By Truckers, “Pauline Hawkins” (2014)

Something Else! sneak peek: Drive-By Truckers, “Pauline Hawkins” (2014)

So today, premier Southern rockers The Drive-By Truckers announced a new tour in support for their upcoming album English Oceans, due out March 4.

Peter Gabriel – Scratch My Back … And I’ll Scratch Yours (2014)

Peter Gabriel – Scratch My Back … And I’ll Scratch Yours (2014)

Peter Gabriel, always one for the theatrical, released a double-album of interpretive music this week in Scratch My Back … And I’ll Scratch Yours, with mixed results.

The Ocular Concern – Sister Cities (2014)

The West Coast ensemble The Ocular Concern meekly touts their product as “Music for the Curious Listener,” but that belies a whole lot of adventure contained within their songs.

Mogwai – Rave Tapes (2014)

Already a post-rock institution, almost no one dares to criticize this Scottish band anymore. Mogwai could release a three-second throwaway and it would be praised as a masterpiece.

WTF?! Wednesdays: Fred Frith, “No Birds” (1974)

WTF?! Wednesdays: Fred Frith, “No Birds” (1974)

Many years ago, I made a mix tape specifically for use on long drives in my pickup truck. No, it was not filled with country music.