French rock music doesn’t exactly have a reputation for being spectacular. When people think of French music, images of jazz bands in Parisian night clubs and street musicians on the Left Bank may come to mind. Crooners. Edith Piaf. Singers that put you in the mood for romance and bottles of wine under a cute full moon.Read More
Yesper is one of those rare Seattle jewels you can find for free on the internet. Every song on his album is kind of peculiar, engaging, magical. He recorded this EP in empty penthouses in a high rise apartment building under construction as his Bandcamp page suggests.Read More
Lightning’s usually surprising and terrifying, but not if it delivers a bout of surprisingly good tunes.
That’s what up-and-coming country songstress Tamara Laurel did on her debut EP last year, “Lightning.” A quick run-through on the 5-track collection gives one the impression that this might be a major label release, but it isn’t; production quality was simply superb.Read More