Oakland-based rock and roll band Shannon and the Clams released their fourth album “Gone By the Dawn” Tuesday with a more mature effort
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If you are a fan of Mumford and Sons, then you are well aware of their musical formula.
Fused with modern day sounds and 60s inspired psychedelic grooves, even the biggest fans of classic psychedelic rock will enjoy “…And Star Power.”
Eager fans of Julian Casablancas will be ecstatic to hear his latest side project’s new album, “Tyranny” is simply pleasant – if you’re into inaudible lyrics and an exaggerated use of distortion.
A veritable saga of start and stop, “Souled Out,” the debut studio album for neo-soul singer Jhene Aiko was finally released this week on Def Jam.
Aside from Nicki Minaj, the current canon of female rappers who have permeated mainstream music is scant.
Matt Hegarty and his five-piece band, Matthew and the Atlas, released their long anticipated debut album “Other Rivers,” an album that is said to be 30 years in the making.
“After the Disco,” the second collaborative effort from indie hallmarks Broken Bells, Shins frontman James Mercer and producer extraordinaire Brian “Danger Mouse” Burton, sheds the skin of the duo’s self-titled debut and evolves into a gorgeously produced 11-track meeting of the minds.
Canadian pop star and “punk princess” Avril Lavigne released her self-titled fifth studio album last week.
Youth and talent make for a particularly volatile combination in the music industry, as critics and fans can trace an artist’s musical development, and by extension personal maturation, from the point of discovery to that first Grammy and beyond.