The dynamic English pop and R&B singer Leona Lewis is back, better than ever.
More than a hundred folks shouldered into their CD release show last month at the Lily Pad, a small, quaint art gallery in Inman Square.
Reich’s vocals have a meloncholy restraint that echoes Elliott Smith and even Iron & Wine’s Sam Beam. The lyricism follows suit: literary but straightforward, playful but honest. Themes of alcoholism, loneliness, and the daunting ambition of exploring the world, without and within, pump the majority of the blood through Arms Around a Ghost.
Does Battle Studies sound like you thought it was going to? Of course it’s well-constructed, impeccably produced, and relatively inoffensive, in spite of saying the s-word in the first track and smoking dope in the fourth.
Aussie pop-rockers Isaac and Thorry Koren are a long way from home. Having been on the road much more often than off of it, the development of the brothers’ songwriting and musicianship is more than apparent on their new disc, THE UPSide.
By Garrett Frierson
Rarely does one come across an album that truly takes you on a emotional and imaginative journey through sea, space, and time – much less an instrumental album. Yet STAPS is exactly that, able to …
By Zac Taylor
Strong vocals, radio-friendly harmonies and jangly pop guitars make the Changing Clocks self-titled EP a smooth listen through all five tunes. Lead singer/guitarist/songwriter Matt Rod shows off an educated, eclectic style of composing, which shines …
By Tommy Bohlen
Daniel Lanois, famed producer of artists such as U2, Bob Dylan, Peter Gabriel and Emmylou Harris has released a new box set of his own musical artistry. It is entitled The Omni Series and contains three new …