Phosphorescent: Muchacho de Lujo

• 2013/03/19 • Dead Oceans • Indie Folk, Alt-Country • *Song for Zula* | A New Anhedonia | The Quotidian Beasts “I do not lay here in the dark waiting for thee.” — “” Sometimes you have to wonder if singer-songwriter Matthew Houck, the one-man-band behind Phosphorescent, would have been happier recording smooth country cuts back with Glen Campbell, Marty Robbins,…

Deer Tick: Negativity

“I don’t want to be your bargaining chip.“ [Partisan REcords] • 2013/09/24 • Style: Alternative/Indie Rock, Indie Folk, Alt-Country After reading a few recent blurbs about John McCauley’s tough year, the title of this record seems fitting. Hopefully he found the creation of this album therapeutic. For the most part, gone is McCauley’s reckless delivery from his early work…

Richard Buckner: Surrounded

• 2013/09/03 • Merge Records • Alternative/Indie Rock, Alt-Country • *Surrounded* | Foundation | Go | Mood | When You Tell Me How It Is “Dying for an opening line.” More rock than country, but the hints are there in the sounds produced by this strong singer-songwriter. Richard Buckner