Tag: Louisville

Emma Ruth Rundle – ‘On Dark Horses’ (album review)

Emma Ruth Rundle – ‘On Dark Horses’ (album review)

Emma Ruth Rundle‘s last album, Marked for Death, was a sonic and emotional catharsis that continues to tremble walls and souls. It is Rundle’s masterpiece and one of the great records of not just 2016 but this decade. Trying to follow up a generational LP is a challenging endeavor that many before have fallen short, but Rundle, with the assistance […]

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First Impressions: Jim James – ‘Uniform Distortion’

First Impressions: Jim James – ‘Uniform Distortion’

Jim James is undoubtedly one of music’s most influential, innovative, and unpredictable individuals. As the front man of My Morning Jacket, he’s transformed the Louisville outfit from a southern-rock band to an indescribable tour-de-force. He’s produced some of the great albums of the decade, such as Basia Bulat’s Good Advice and Ray LaMontagne’s Ouroboros. Then there is his tireless work […]

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Frederick The Younger – “Human Child”

Frederick The Younger – “Human Child”

Many US cities are known for a specific sound. Chicago has blues. San Francisco has become the place where psychedelic and garage rock have been re-imagined. Nashville is country music. Brooklyn and Austin are the meccas of indie music. Louisville, Kentucky, though, does not have a specific genre to which it could attach itself. Instead, with the likes of My […]

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Carl Broemel – “4th of July”

Carl Broemel – “4th of July”

Carl Broemel sits at the far end of a long, brown leather couch. A huge expanse lies to his right. There, you expect to find his fellow band mates from My Morning Jacket, with whom he developed a reputation as one of the preeminent guitar players of his generation. Instead, Broemel’s solitary figure merges into the no-frills space, and his […]

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