Archive for January 19th, 2014

‘Musically, it’s a voyage’: Inside David Crosby’s long-awaited, surprising new album

‘Musically, it’s a voyage’: Inside David Crosby’s long-awaited, surprising new album

Over a career which saw him co-found both the Byrds and Crosby Still and Nash, David Crosby has been known for a certain low-fi sound. Even his most critically acclaimed effort away from those groups shared this homey feel.

Los Lonely Boys – Revelation (2014)

Los Lonely Boys have never sounded more cosmopolitan, never more engaged in the wider musical landscape around them, and yet Revelation isn’t all about previously untried sounds. The brothers keep their feet firmly planted on a now familiar soul-soaked blues-rock firmament.

Forgotten series: The Sir Finks – (Tres Mexicanos) Del Sur De Texas (2008)

Forgotten series: The Sir Finks – (Tres Mexicanos) Del Sur De Texas (2008)

This was a fun surf instrumental album from Get Hip, containing all of the Sir Finks’ material as recorded for the Wildebeest label.

‘We never had any time’: Jack Bruce says overscheduling, not internal squabbling, killed Cream

‘We never had any time’: Jack Bruce says overscheduling, not internal squabbling, killed Cream

For all of their many arguments, accusations and on-stage antics, Cream really broke up because of bad management, bassist Jack Bruce says. Having issued three albums in four years, and toured incessantly through 1968, they simply burned out.

Billy Branch and the Sons of Blues – Blues Shock (2014)

Billy Branch, a fire-kissed harp-playing protegé of blues great Willie Dixon, took some 15 years between studio recordings — and not because of some lack of creative impetus. Instead, Branch was waiting for a new sound to come together.

Steely Dan Sunday, “Door Number Two” (2008)

Steely Dan Sunday, “Door Number Two” (2008)

<<< BACKWARD (“Mary Shut The Garden Door”) ||| ONWARD (“Downtown Canon”) >>> *** STEELY DAN SUNDAY INDEX *** It’s strange: I like Donald Fagen records for how much they sound like Steely Dan and I like Walter Becker’s records for how they distance themselves from Steely Dan records.

Tom Levin – Them Feet (2014)

Tom Levin took a huge step back into the spotlight, after struggling for years through a bad record deal, with 2011’s Tooth and Claw. This new album consolidates everything that once made him a best-new-artist phenom