Andy Shauf: The Bearer of Bad News

• 2015/02/03 • Tender Loving Empire • Singer/Songwriter, Alternative/Indie Rock • Hometown Heroes |*Drink My Rivers* | I’m Not Falling Asleep | Your Out Wasting | Jesus, She’s A Good Girl He lights his cigarette and says, “man these things will kill me someday,” raises his glass and says, “here’s to hoping.” — “Hometown Hero” From the moment one…

Sea Wolf: Song Spells, No. 1: Cedarsmoke

• 2014/07/15 • Alex Brown Church Music • Alternative/Indie Rock, Indie Folk • Ram’s Head | Bavarian Porcelain | Young Bodies | Whitewoods | *Visions* “I don’t believe in heaven, but some things might be sacred at least I think they should.” — “Visions” Cedarsmoke is a few songs Alex Church, I guess just had laying around. These smoldering thoughtful and…

Conor Oberst: Upside Down Mountain

• 2014/05/19 • Nonesuch • Alternative/Indie Rock, Indie Folk, Singer/Songwriter • Time Forgot | Zigzagging Toward the Light | Hundreds of Ways | *Artifact #1* | Enola Gay | Double Life | Desert Island Questionnaire “I hope I am forgotten when I die.” — “Hundreds of Ways” My favorite Conor Oberst album (Bright Eyes aside) thus far. The lyrics are thoughtful, insightful, and…

Sun Kil Moon: Benji

• 2014/02/11 • Caldo Verde • Singer/Songwriter, Alternative/Indie Rock • Carissa | *I Can’t Live Without My Mother’s Love* | Pray for Newton | Jim Wise | I Love My Dad | I Watched the Film the Song Remains the Same | Micheline | Ben’s My Friend “When I was a kid my dad brought home a guitar he got from Sears…I still…