Legend by Poco

Drawn in by the minimalist artwork, I was not disappointed by this Poco LP. Apparently the band was the next chapter for two former members of Buffalo Springfield. Wikipedia suggests that they were well-loved and an enduring band, with a career that has stretched from the late ’60s through as recently as 2021. Last year, sadly, founding member Rusty Young passed away. He wrote six of the nine tracks on Legend. Continue reading Legend by Poco

Snarling B-side “Sunny Place For Shady People” Encapsulates Lawrence Rothman’s Anxiety Living In ‘Trump Country’

Originally appeared on Grimy Goods. For Lawrence Rothman, existence is political. In the lead-up to the general election last fall, the genderfluid artist was living in Missouri, which they describe as Trump country. The threat of persecution constantly surrounded Rothman, and indirectly gave them the inspiration for “Sunny Place for Shady People,” a b-side featuring Son Little that is not associated with their forthcoming LP; … Continue reading Snarling B-side “Sunny Place For Shady People” Encapsulates Lawrence Rothman’s Anxiety Living In ‘Trump Country’

Death Valley Girls Celebrate The “Little Things” in New Video

Originally appeared on Grimy Goods. In their new music video, Death Valley Girls encourage keeping your head in the clouds. This nation certainly knows dark times, yet the dawn approaches as we vaccinate our community and bolster herd immunity. “Little Things” appears on the LA band’s recent album Under the Spell of Joy, which is the very beacon of positivity that its title suggests. Look on the brighter … Continue reading Death Valley Girls Celebrate The “Little Things” in New Video

Motherhood by No Joy is a Fiery and Unflinching Saga

sngalbums: Prior to last year, I was only ever tangentially familiar with No Joy. I was vague with Wait To Pleasure and slightly more accustomed to “Califone,” and so I came to know them as a general ‘rock’ band. Imagine my surprise when I read a few reviews of Motherhood that classified the band as shoegaze. (I take my quarantine drama where I can.) Granted, … Continue reading Motherhood by No Joy is a Fiery and Unflinching Saga

Motherhood by No Joy is a Fiery and Unflinching Saga

Prior to last year, I was only ever tangentially familiar with No Joy. I was vague with Wait To Pleasure and slightly more accustomed to “Califone,” and so I came to know them as a general ‘rock’ band. Imagine my surprise when I read a few reviews of Motherhood that classified the band as shoegaze. (I take my quarantine drama where I can.) Granted, most … Continue reading Motherhood by No Joy is a Fiery and Unflinching Saga

Starcrawler – “I Need to Know” feat. Mike Campbell

Mike Campbell Joins Starcrawler for Cover of “I Need to Know,” Recorded for Tom’s 70th Birthday Bash Originally appeared on Grimy Goods.  The old guard of rock and roll is not dead. Starcrawler has established itself as a band with venomous teeth, ready to infect any and everyone at their rowdy live shows. Now they are ready to merge their legacy with one of the … Continue reading Starcrawler – “I Need to Know” feat. Mike Campbell

Death Valley Girls – “The Universe”

Death Valley Girls Announce Under the Spell of Joy LP, Share Enchanting Lead Single “The Universe” Originally appeared on Grimy Goods.  For anyone seeking spiritual clarity, Death Valley Girls has some wisdom to share. The Los Angeles desert rock band has prepared a new record that both enchants and heals; it will be called Under the Spell of Joy. The album is due out just … Continue reading Death Valley Girls – “The Universe”