Gringo

Gringo Pt. 1 – Down South and Summer Thing

Gringo share summer Cali-surf rock sounds with new single/video “Down South”. by Walter Price   Sitting in various rooms in this ancient house looking out of windows at the bleak, white  German scenery while being weighed down by the sounds of Wilco and The Smiths, I needed something…something to eradicate the dullness. Then like a warm glow…

Frontier Ruckus Our Flowers Are Still Burning VIDEO

Frontier Ruckus Enter The Kingdon Out 17 February 2017. by Walter Price   Over their releases, videos, and tours Frontier Ruckus have become well known for their warmth and tactile nature of their sound and tales. Their new single (and video), “Our Flowers Are Still Burning”, finds the band moving in familiar tones of not broken, steady…

Whitney Rose

Whitney Rose South Texas Suite

Whitney Rose South Texas Suite iTunes  /  Six Shooter Records. by Walter Price   Stunningly reminiscent of Marty Robbins, Whitney Rose’s new release South Texas Suite opens with “Three Minute Love Affair”, and then the brilliance continues to unfold. Blending styles and genres seemingly comes easy for this Austin-based Canadian ‘countrypolitan’ star. And rarely does an artist trying…

NITES

NITES Metamorphosis ft. Najee Amaranth

NITES new single “Metamorphosis” ft. Najee Amaranth OUT NOW. by Walter Price   Just as I thought I knew what Adam Brookes (Dangermaker) was about he releases a new project NITES and a fresh new single “Metamorphosis” ft. Najee Amaranth (The Oakland Mind). In thoughts reminiscent of 1980’s retro synth pop, à la Camouflage or New Order with…

Camper Van Beethoven

Who Did It Better: Status Quo vs. Camper Van Beethoven

Camper Van Beethoven covered Status Quo’s “Pictures of Matchstick Men”, but who did it better? by Walter Price   I have a freakish if not unbalanced thought process when it comes to cover songs. On most accounts, or when it comes to certain bands rather, I don’t like folks messing with classic originals. Artists like…

Who Can Sleep Jean Seberg

Who Can Sleep go down a daunting rabbit hole in their new single/video “Jean Seberg”. by Walter Price   First, my mind asked, “Who is Jean Seberg?”. The name is familiar but has clearly faded from memory. Then I found myself in a six-hour journey down a sad and twisted rabbit hole involving French and Hollywood film history,…

Michaela Anne

3 Reasons Why The Sounds of Michaela Anne

Michaela Anne strong roots country sound. by Walter Price   Three albums deep and getting more personal and authentic on her latest, Singer-songwriter Michaela Anne is a rare natural. Comparisons moving in and out of contemporaries recent and the ones before her are easy, but no need to dwell. Michaela Anne is a woman in…

morrissey

Retro Review Steven P. Morrissey Viva Hate

Morrissey released his debut solo album Viva Hate on March 14, 1988.   by Walter Price   As if to make a blatant statement, Morrissey seemingly rushed out his debut album Viva Hate in March 1988. Remember, this was just 6 months after the last Smiths album Strangeways, Here We Come. And from the opening guitar work…

Classic Country, Pumpkins, Smoke, Lights, Bubbles, Robots, Rock N’ Roll and 3 Reasons Why Oak Street Blues

Oak Street Blues will mix elements and come out fresh. by Walter Price   With doses of Gin Blossoms-era alt-rock, the twists of Roger Miller tongue in cheek and the dusty floorboards of The Bakersfield Sound, Oak Street Blues are doing alt-country all brand new. Singer/guitarist Chris Hall has a playful and earnest delivery (not to mention…

would be goods

New To Me: Would Be Goods Miss La-di-dah

Would Be Goods “Miss La-di-dah” discovered.   by Walter Price   The Would-Be-Goods single “Miss-la-di-dah” is taken from their 2004 unheard of by me album The Morning After, so Excusez-moi if I sound naive. What I am is blown away by this raw garage-psyche-pop gem that scrambled my senses when I learned it was not recorded in the…