• Saturday , 23 June 2018

album reviews

George Fetner – GFATS

George Fetner – GFATS

©2018 George Fetner Release Date:  February 23, 2018 I’m aware of a couple of universal truths:  never embark on a land war in Russia in the winter, and every rock band is better with a kick-ass horn section. George Fetner ...

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Chris Compton – Furtherville

Chris Compton – Furtherville

In speaking with Chris Compton about his new album, Furtherville, the first question I had to ask him was how he classified it. With a range of sounds from contemporary country to classic blues, and bluegrass to alternative with a ...

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Glass Mansions – Ritual

Glass Mansions – Ritual

A lot of changes have transpired for Glass Mansions since we last reviewed them here – no longer called Death of Paris, and now stripped down to the duo of Jayna Doyle (vocals) and Blake Arambula (electronics/ guitars), the Columbia ...

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Conservation Theory – Picture Me Home

Conservation Theory – Picture Me Home

Conservation Theory has been maintaining the rich American Folk tradition of the highlands of South Carolina for some time now. With the release of their newest CD, Picture Me Home we get an authentic look into what they call “Appalachian ...

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Cloud Repair – Space Suits

Cloud Repair – Space Suits

Space Suits is the debut solo offering of Cloud Repair, otherwise known as Richard Wells. Wells is a South Carolina native who’s taken a step back from his other projects to focus on honing his own sound. In Wells’ own ...

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E.Z. Shakes – E.P.

E.Z. Shakes – E.P.

“Music is my birthright,” says Columbia’s Zach Seibert, now also known as E.Z. Shakes. The singer-songwriter’s childhood history of travelling with his family’s Christian rock band bears witness to this matter-of-fact claim, along with his extensive past playing music professionally, ...

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Jerry Axson – A Room for Every Season

Jerry Axson – A Room for Every Season

Jerry Axson might be one of Columbia’s best keep secrets with the release of his 17th, you heard me correctly seventeenth, studio album release that came out in October. The album is called A Room for Every Season (A Song ...

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Stardog – Lucky

Stardog – Lucky

Stardog – Lucky 13 (EP) ©2016 Stardog Release Date:  April 4, 2016 http://stardogband.com I will admit that Columbia, SC-based Stardog almost lost me for good with the opening track “Sister Transistor” on their 2016 EP release Lucky 13. The band ...

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Dead Swells Self-Titled Album Dead Swells

Dead Swells Self-Titled Album Dead Swells

I woke up to an electric feel-good dream on the beach, and I don’t want to go home. Dead Swells in the self-titled EP has crafted a sophistically layered brunch of songs that are as elaborate as they are easy ...

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