Campfire and Constellations is a local country rock band packed with heart and a lot of grit. From instruments ranging from mandolins and banjos to heavy bass and guitars, their sound could best be described as Lefty Frizzell on methamphetamine.
Magik Markers Surrender to the Fantasy ???? Noise rock Noisily scratchy at times and hauntingly calm at others, Magik Markers’ latest release successfully toes the line between inspired noise rock and grating industrial sounds. Distortion and intricate instrumentation rule this album and, even with the band’s unbelievably extensive discography, Surrender to the Fantasy is a real masterstroke.
Thor: The Dark World ????1/2 In Marvel Studios’ second film since its game-changing blockbuster “The Avengers,” “Thor: The Dark World” follows Thor (Chris Hemsworth), god of thunder, as he faces off against Malekith the Accursed, leader of the Dark Elves.
Bruce Stone came to love films as a young man, first through an undergraduate encounter with Orson Welles’ adaptation of Franz Kafka’s “The Trial” and then through a series of Federico Fellini films during a weekend in New York City.
Atlanta-based rock band Manchester Orchestra tells its story through music with deep meaningful lyrics and hard-hitting guitar riffs. Staff writer Marcela Guimaraes caught up with frontman Andy Hull to talk about the band’s latest single and its upcoming record.
Felix Obelix The Ringtone Album ???1/2 Electronic When I first heard about The Ringtone Album, I cringed at the thought of an album made entirely of ringtones. You know: those annoying, loud sound bites that always seem to go off at the most inopportune times, like in the middle of class or in a movie theater
The Letter Jackets The Letter Jackets ???1/2 Rock Steeped in a bluegrass formula with a robust rock ‘n’ roll exterior, The Letter Jackets’ self-titled debut is not a pioneered effort, but is a refreshment from a group itching to try something a little out of routine.
Lily & Madeleine Lily & Madeleine ??? Acoustic folk Sisters Lily and Madeleine Jurkiewicz took a chance putting their soft folk voices out into a world currently fixated on more aggressive genres. With its first full-length, self-titled album, the duo composes a restrained collection of simple ballads that illuminate both innocence and staggering self-awareness.