Founded in 2009 by rappers/singers Flynt
Flossy and Whatchyamacallit, crafty Hip Hop/R&B crew/label Turquoise
Jeep features a loose collection of collaborators who revel in the
Jeep’s ribald, unrelentingly humorous take on genre conventions.
“Fourth of July,” the centerpiece of Sufjan Stevens’ latest album — the stripped-down, Elliott Smith-esque Carrie & Lowell
— is as intimate and revealing as anything in the crafty
The World is a Beautiful Place & I am
No Longer Afraid to Die may be that unlikely band to be nearly all
things to nearly all people. The Connecticut nine-piece generally fits under the Emo umbrella, but it’s clear that
there’s more going on here than just slashing guitars, engaging
melodicism and mopey lyrics.
After honing its Country/Roots/Americana
skills as Zach Williams and the Bellow, the band (with Williams on
guitar and vocals, Kanene Pipkin on mandolin, bass and vocals and Brian
Elmquist, also on guitar and vocals) rechristened itself The Lone
There is much wisdom that can be gleaned
from the Toms. Tom Petty taught us long ago to listen to our hearts,
because “it’s gonna tell (us) what to do. And Tom Cruise reminded us
eloquently and succinctly, “Sometimes you’ve just gotta say, ‘What the
fuck, make your move.’ ”
It’s so easy to wind up jaded by new
music. In a world where even the “influencers” have blatant and utterly
trite influences, where can we find new music that isn’t already tired
and played out? Bronze Radio Return hopes to turn up in your search.
Someone needs to check Nashville, Tenn.’s
water supply, because the only explanation for the incredible diversity
within the city’s current music scene might be some sort of hallucinogenic creativity drug delivered straight through everybody’s taps.