New Music Spotlight: Everything Now from Arcade Fire

Arcade Fire, fronted by husband/wife team Win Butler and Régine Chassagne, released their fifth studio album, Everything Now, on July 28th of this year.  Though they’ve been a popular band since their first album came out nearly thirteen years ago, Everything Now is my first real exposure to Arcade Fire. From what I’ve gathered, this … More New Music Spotlight: Everything Now from Arcade Fire

New Music Spotlight: Something to Tell You – HAIM

At the suggestion of my daughter, I’ve spent the last week or so listening to Something to Tell You, the second and latest album from the band HAIM (pronounced HY-em).   Three sisters – Alana, Danielle, & Este – make up the band and derive the name from their shared last name: Haim. During that week, … More New Music Spotlight: Something to Tell You – HAIM

Throwback Thursday – Randall Elliott and Can’t Buy a Thrill

This year, Elliott Randall celebrates his 70th birthday.  And celebrating its 45th birthday this year is Steely Dan’s debut album, Can’t Buy a Thrill.  If you’re like me, the name Elliott Randall brings nothing to mind, while the name Can’t Buy a Thrill brings back a flood of memories. So why bring up Elliott Randall … More Throwback Thursday – Randall Elliott and Can’t Buy a Thrill

New Music Spotlight – Ultralife, from Oh Wonder

Introductions first. Oh Wonder is a very new group, formed in 2014 by Josephine Vander Gucht and Anthony West of London.  Their style is light alt-pop (alt-light pop?) and their first album (self-titled) was released in 2015, and Ultralife was released on July 14 of this year. The Good, The best songs on this album are those … More New Music Spotlight – Ultralife, from Oh Wonder

New Music Spotlight: Evolve – Imagine Dragons

Released June 23rd of this year, the third album from alt-rock group Imagine Dragons, Evolve, presents a unique set of challenges – for both the band and for the listener. Coming into Evolve, Imagine Dragons faced a challenge that any young band would love to face.  Their first album – Night Visions (2012) – produced … More New Music Spotlight: Evolve – Imagine Dragons