Album reviews in 30 seconds or less.
Asleep In My Shoes
Sounds Like: The Philadelphian and Mason Porter member’s blend of folk-rock isn’t country so much—it’s dynamic, dark and introspective with pretty pianos and guitars.
Free Association: Three cheers for the local man doin’ his thing and doin’ his damn self.
For Fans Of: Jason Collett, Wissahickon Chicken Shack, Hoots & Hellmouth.
Truth Of Touch
(Yanni Wake Entertainment)
Sounds Like: Dreamy, wordless compositions full of drum machines, synths and mystery instruments perfect for soundtracks/scores of people running on the beach.
Free Association: The Greek longhair’s still got it (the cheese) and going strong at 56.
For Fans Of: Enya, Genesis, John Tesh, mustaches, hairy backs.
A Winter Tale
Sounds Like: Countrified Brit folk from the BFF of Robert Pattison, a prolific man—this is his fifth LP in two years and second on ATO—Tale is raspy, hearty roots rock.
Free Association: Probably got a Dylan boner at 16 and it’s never really gone down.
For Fans Of: Ray LaMontagne, David Gray, mediocre songwriting.
Virgins of Menace
(Spark & Shine)
Time for a big Bang breakthrough?