If you have any friends that are all like, “Yeah, Karen O’s totally awesome,” slap them upside the head with Magik Markers’ Balf Quarry.
Sporting a Black-Crowes-meets-Asylum-Street-Spankers vibe, The Bad Reeds flash a host of influences on this debut release, most notably licks and riffs that hearken as far back as Zeppelin (a
Louisville native and former Squirrel Bait guitarist David Grubbs has spent the last 20-plus years packing his avant-garde resume with ever-deepening visions for the electric guitar.
The Mandelbrots are named after an obscure mathematical theory, and their sound is equally complex.
Country rockers Dallas Alice proclaim they are guys who will “steal your girl, spill your drink, beat you at pool, and you’ll still wind up buying them a beer.”
Scrappy, funky, punky Evergreen find their earliest material redone with bonus live tracks on this compendium.
Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova, also known as The Swell Season, took the world by storm a couple years back with their debut release, the Oscar-winning soundtrack to the film “Once.&r
Karass’ sprawling debut is an exercise in frank, point-counterpoint philosophy.
With song titles like “Shut up and Ride,” you immediately know what you are in for with these Louisville speedsters.
Sometimes you don’t need to reinvent the wheel.