John King’s tenure as the sultan of Louisville love songs has sadly come to an end.
Jon Ashley’s Doghouse Flowers is an earnest collection of depressed country songs that tell tales of pretty much every woman who has done him wrong.
Assuming the vernacular here, vis-a-vis “way out” as a righteous analog, then there is definitely truth in advertising: This is definitely sunny, breezy weather music.
Released as two separate EPs, Nemo Achida’s run of consistently good, if not great, hip-hop continues. Side A is produced by Jet Taylor, B by Pinky Liberachi, with one self-produced cut.
Touring in support of the rerelease of the eminently listenable “The Cowboy’s Prayer” EP, Boston indie outfit Mutual Benefit are playing in Louisville October 28 at Zanzabar.
There is something about Ohio that serves consistently strong lo-fi indie rock. Perhaps it is the willing retreat into the life of the Midwest.
Where more than a few local groups turned to one person to handle vocals, singer-guitarist Jeremy Podgursky and bassist Brian Kaelin, both formerly of Dybbuk, divided those duties and conquered.
Not everything that comes in a shiny package does so to hide a lack of depth, but this is not the album the hard-hitting emcee’s earlier work led us to expect.
James Mercer and Brian Burton’s second full-length trip as Broken Bells is a decidedly brighter listen than before, though as catchy and repeatable.