• Thursday , 22 February 2018

album reviews

Brent Lundy – Made to Fall

Brent Lundy – Made to Fall

If you have paid attention to the South Carolina music scene, you would be hard pressed to find someone that has not heard of Brent Lundy.  The man has been a fixture on the Columbia music scene for 20 plus ...

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Carey Murdock – Shot in the Dark

Carey Murdock – Shot in the Dark

When you first listen to Carey Murdock, there is an initial bit of surprise that makes you wonder how such a strong and developed voice comes out of such a fresh faced individual.  However, on the flipside, there is also ...

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Chris Compton and the Ruby Brunettes – Self Titled

Chris Compton and the Ruby Brunettes – Self Titled

Columbia’s Chris Compton and the Ruby Brunettes have created a soundscape of haunting simplicity with the dark lounge music contained on their self-titled debut release. Described by Compton as baroque pop, the group contains both acoustic and sparse electric guitars ...

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Deleveled – Midnight Radio

Deleveled – Midnight Radio

Starting off with a blast of feedback, “Suffered” from Deleveled’s latest offering “Midnight Radio”, hints at one thing and then delivers another: the listener might be expecting some power chords and distortion and instead gets a smooth alternative rock sound ...

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Mel Washington – Houses

Mel Washington – Houses

Houses, the solo debut of Charleston singer-songwriter Mel Washington, comes out swinging hard, with the aggressive soulful blues rock of “Whiskey Bent”. The song has the distinct feel of familiar territory, like you’ve been here before, but you’re being taken ...

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Ned and the Dirt – Giants

Ned and the Dirt – Giants

“Giants”, from Columbia’s Ned and the Dirt (formerly the Kindly Gents), shows the band members’ disparate influences bound together in a brand new volume for the indie rock bookshelf. Singer-songwriter Ned Durrett and his crew have an obvious desire for ...

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Prettier Than Matt – Play Pretty

Prettier Than Matt – Play Pretty

Columbia’s acoustic folk rock duo Prettier Than Matt have dropped their first record, “Play Pretty” and the results bode well for their future. Jessica Skinner and Jeff Pitts both take turns singing lead, although she gets the lion’s share of ...

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Ten Toes Up – Paper House

Ten Toes Up – Paper House

“Paper House” is the latest release from Myrtle Beach rockers Ten Toes Up. The band plays a style of hard rock that hits squarely with a ’70s-influenced southern rock sound with a heavy funk undercurrent. It is at once familiar ...

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Steven Fiore – Youth and Magic

Steven Fiore – Youth and Magic

Written and recorded over a few years time, Youth and Magic, from Charleston singer-songwriter Steven Fiore has the power of much time and thoughtful inspiration put into its full production. Fiore plays a mean, folk-by-way-of-pop acoustic guitar; there are simple ...

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