In cinematic terms — and Mountains is as cinematic as any
musical outfit currently crafting soundscapes — it’s as if David Lynch
and his longtime composer Angelo Badalamenti wrestled the eternally
ethereal Tree of Life away from Terence Malick and injected a serious dose of mood-altering menace into its penultimate scene.
Brian Harding and Amalie Bruun have fairly lengthy Indie
Rock genealogies between them, but none of their earlier affiliations would have indicated the
sonic territory staked out on True Hallucinations, their debut together as Ex Cops.
After a 25-plus year-run, with periods of inactivity for recharging and
solo projects, business ventures and a variety of causes (LGBT and
political issues, the environment, among others), Amy Ray and Emily
Saliers are still finding ways to make Indigo Girls relevant in the new
At just before 8 a.m. on Feb. 19, Bunbury
Music Festival founder Bill Donabedian announced much of the festival’s
sophomore year lineup on Fox19’s morning show. The fest returns to
Sawyer Point Park July 12-14. Big names coming to the riverfront this
year include fun., Tegan and Sara, MGMT, Belle and Sebastian and Yo La
Even though Testament may have not been considered a part
of “The Big Four” at the height of Thrash, with guitarists Alex Skolnick
and Eric Peterson becoming, once again, the formidable tag-team they
were in the ’80s, they are indisputably one of the
elite Thrash bands of yesterday and today.
Florida Georgia Line’s first single, “Cruise,” might be a
love song, but if you have any imagination at all, chances are you’re
picturing “every little farm town” that runs along the states’ border.
That song made the boys of Florida Georgia Line blow up practically overnight.
Animals As Leaders display their talent through complex,
well-thought-out musical melodies and movements, never making it feel
like you’re being forced to simply admire their abilities but encouraging listeners to experience them instead.