Album reviews in 30 seconds or less.
(Kill Rock Stars)
Sounds Like: The Idaho is palpable in this Portland-dwelling folk band’s third, a light and airy trip through fields of string instruments and flannels.
Free Association: Plenty of beards behind this countrified roots rock.
For Fans Of: Band of Horses and Fleet Foxes attack Devendra Banhart!
Women + Country
Sounds Like: An outrageously authentic bluesy, rootsy rock record produced by T Bone Burnett with Neko Case lending backup vocals.
Free Association: “One Headlight” should die of gonorrhea, but the rest is rad!
For Fans Of: Tom Waits, the Band, the Boss, moonshine.
For Fans Of: Phil Spector’s Wall of Sound, B-52’s, Empire of the Sun...
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