This solid rock tune comes from Gianni Paci, the New York-based musician once known as The Pine Hollows. “Honest Thing” maintains a steady tempo, cranking up the decibels during the guitar solos. The track appears on Paci’s recent I Tried To Right My Wrongs, But I Made A Left EP, which you can pick up on Bandcamp.  Continue reading

Eat Your Fill on Gothic Tropic’s Debut LP, Fast or Feast

sngalbums: Originally appeared on Grimy Goods.  Cecilia Della Peruti has more in common with Father John Misty than meets the eye. It may have only dawned on her while we lounged at Echo Park Lake, as the Santa Ana winds ruined a family picnic nearby. After shamefully admitting I hadn’t heard Pure Comedy yet, she gushed, “the opening lyrics made me cry.” She began counting … Continue reading Eat Your Fill on Gothic Tropic’s Debut LP, Fast or Feast

Best Albums of 2017, part 3

#11-30, ordered alphabetically Lowland Hum – Thin buy album | website | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | YouTube | Soundcloud | Bandcamp Thin by Lowland Hum Lusine – Sensorimotor buy album | website | Facebook | Soundcloud | Bandcamp Sensorimotor by Lusine MANGAL – Such Sure Witness SnG coverage | buy album | Facebook | Twitter | Soundcloud | Bandcamp Such Sure Witness by MANGAL M.O.O.N. – Clinically … Continue reading Best Albums of 2017, part 3

Making New Mistakes with Terra Lightfoot

sngalbums: It’s hard to set your expectations too high when it comes to Terra Lightfoot. Her sound can be easily compared to The Black Keys, with a mastery of guitars and pounding kick drums, and her new album delivers on all fronts. On New Mistakes, she reaches new milestones with her evocative songwriting, singing about heartache and emotional catharsis with an equal amount of her signature … Continue reading Making New Mistakes with Terra Lightfoot

Making New Mistakes with Terra Lightfoot

It’s hard to set your expectations too high when it comes to Terra Lightfoot. Her sound can be easily compared to The Black Keys, with a mastery of guitars and pounding kick drums, and her new album delivers on all fronts. On New Mistakes, she reaches new milestones with her evocative songwriting, singing about heartache and emotional catharsis with an equal amount of her signature grit.  … Continue reading Making New Mistakes with Terra Lightfoot

TEST DEBUT NEW SINGLE “BLEACHED HANDS” ON GRIMY GOODS TEST prides itself on being a band, and not a ‘project.’ The trio makes unapologetic rock music, so it makes sense that they’d also keep a strict definition of exactly who they are. It all began in a warehouse in Vernon, living off of cheap noodles and the promise of creative catharsis. After a couple of … Continue reading

Sand in the Speakers, or the Fuzz of Beaches

Listening to Beaches, it is natural to let your mind wander. Their overwhelming fuzz is calming, as if opening your awareness to things unseen. That may sound similar to the effects of a mind-altering drug, but it is more enriching as pure, unadulterated rock and roll. Take a dive into the band’s latest double LP, Second of Spring; it is a creation of pulsing reverb and … Continue reading Sand in the Speakers, or the Fuzz of Beaches

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