Over the past seven years, Manchester Orchestra has evolved from post-high school baroque Emo Pop naifs to a viscerally muscular, Southern modern Rock force. Throughout their development, the Atlanta quintet has managed to keep their hearts close to their early influences and their antenna tuned to contemporary concerns, creating a fascinating sonic graft of the two musical branches.
It's been a while, boys and girls. Sorry for going dark — it's been a wild
November, what with the mid-term elections, a trip to Michigan and the excellent Music CEAs event. Let's check out new releases from Elvis Costello, The Greenhornes, Rory Gallagher, Kanye West, Jimi Hendrix, The Russian Futurists and The Sights.
We're reviewing now, boys and girls. Look at these Tuesday release sheets filled with fabulous prizes. The titles are beginning to stack up like cordwood and I'm going to be humping like I'm going to be humping like Hugh Hefner at a sorority mixer to keep up. Lots of new releases, plus a tribute to Rory Gallagher.