Tag Archive: This Is American Music

Review: Doc Feldman & The LD50 – Sundowning at the Station

Blindsided as if by a punch to the head, Sundowning at the Station, the debut album from Doc Feldman & The LD50, hit me square in the jaw and has not let up. Those head shots are apropos as the…
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Review: Tedo Stone – Good Go Bad

If your sound is even remotely close to what’s considered “throw back” there’s a good chance T. Rex will be noted as an influence. One recent album comes to mind: David Vandervelde’s debut, The Moonstation House Band (2007). With Vandervelde…
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Review: Hurray for the Riff Raff – My Dearest Darkest Neighbor

Cover albums are tricky affairs. Choosing well-worn hits from the masters can lead to your effort falling flat. Selecting songs so ubiquitous as covers is a fruitless enterprise as lending a new take is all but impossible. Then there are…
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Review: Teen Getaway – Hits & Missives

In an alternate universe where the offspring of a Jello Biafra/Chrissy Hynde/Kim Gordon threesome formed a garage band, three chords of fuzz and melodic dissonance would dominate the space-time continuum. Lucky for us, such genetics were not required to deliver…
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Review: Cosmonaut on Vacation – Let the Moment Land

Bedroom musicians aren’t known for creating grandiose soundscapes (See: Capstan Shafts, Jandek). Yet in today’s technological age, someone was bound to emerge, casting aside such a notion. Let me introduce you to Cosmonaut on Vacation. The sprawling, spaced-out vibe on…
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