I have to admit something. It feels odd listening to something over a decade old, especially something that reflects a mountain of personal experience. Nostalgia is an aural Instagram filter hazing the album. Whenever I start listening, older memories begin drifting to the surface. Washing dishes in the summer. Learning how to drive. Playing guitar…

Read More

  A lot of bands get buzz, but when the album starts, it’s hard to figure out why. Not so with Royal Tailor. Their self-titled sophomore makes sure the listener takes notice. The album’s biggest strength is its production qualities. Royal Tailor works hard to combine a wide variety of musical elements. They fold many…

Read More

On paper, the equation doesn’t seem to add up. John Foreman’s the front man for the alternative rock group, Switchfoot. Sean Watkins makes up 1/3 of the progressive bluegrass group Nickel Creek. It doesn’t seem like they move in similar circles, or would join creative forces. But that’s precisely what they’ve done in their joint…

Read More

I thought it’d take me a bit longer to find an album that wasn’t worth a listen, but I think I’ve got one for you here. Icon for Hire has been around for quite a while now. The band formed back in 2007, and signed to Tooth & Nail back in 2010. This first album…

Read More

Goliath is the kind of project Kickstarter was designed for. Steve Taylor has been in the entertainment industry since the 80’s. First, he was a vocalist, working on his own projects and bands. Then, he decided to step away from the performance side of things and switch over to the business side. He began working as…

Read More