With “Call the Comet,” Johnny Marr Finally Arrives Solo
After the Smiths, he worked with a number of artists – Bernard Sumner, Modest Mouse, to name two but now one of Britain’s seminal guitarists finally makes a name for himself as a singer-songwriter.
Shriekback Is All About XTC’s Other Great Songwriter
Andy Partridge and Colin Moulding weren’t the only XTC members who could write catchy pop-punk tunes. Keyboardist Barry Andrews has built a solid rep on his own with Shriekback and their new album “Why Anything? Why This?” is totally delightful.
Father John Misty Charms With “God’s Favorite Customer”
This Grammy-winner has drummed for Fleet Foxes and written for Lady Gaga. Now, under his priestly pseudonym, Josh Tillman is releasing his fourth album (which is serving up some psychedelia).
Frank Turner Wants You to “Be More Kind”
This British folk singer has been compared to both Paul McCartney and Bruce Springsteen – but he has a tongue-in-cheek quality that’s unlike his elders.
Jack White Goes Synth On “Boarding House Reach”
From Zeppelin-era sounds to gospel standards and even 1870s classical music, Jack White mixes it all up on his newest project. In short, the guy who resisted studio “tricks” is now taking them into intriguing new territory.