Florence + the Machine: High as Hope (Album Review)

Florence + the Machine's new album, High As Hope, is a beautiful, beguiling, and bold work of art. The standout tracks are: the gorgeously uncanny "Big God"; the lilting, ethereal "Sky Full of Song"; the exquisite piano ballad "Grace"; and "100 Years," which builds into a otherwordly, cacophonous choir of voice and percussion. The songs... Continue Reading →

Sarah Fimm: Given Never Offered (Album Review)

Poet-painter-composer-singer-multi-instrumentalist wonder Sarah Fimm is the unique artist who manages to make every album in her prolific oeuvre innovative and exciting without ever losing the core of who she is as an artist. Her signature sound weaves a dark, gothic undercurrent with sultry, trippy beats (she’s toured with Bauhaus and Delerium), crashing piano, and her... Continue Reading →

Brandi Carlile: The Firewatcher’s Daughter

It’s here! And it’s magnificent! Brandi Carlile’s fifth studio album, The Firewatcher’s Daughter, was just released via ATO Records and it sure is somethin’ else. Recorded almost entirely as first takes without any demoing and little rehearsal, The Firewatcher’s Daughter is an unparalleled display of musical brillance. We throw around the word “wail” so easily when it comes... Continue Reading →

D’Angelo: Black Messiah

Now this is an album. You see, once upon a time, instead of auto-tuned pop puppets churning out vapid radio singles, there were artists who took years, sometimes decades, to conceive, create, collaborate and masterfully hone their music-making craft before even stepping one tiptoe into a studio to record an album. That is why and how there is a Kind of... Continue Reading →

Introducing Marie Davidson…

Sultry, dark, French electro-pop by Montreal singer-songwriter and poet Marie Davidson from her debut album, Perte d'identité (which means “loss of identity")... http://soundcloud.com/marie-davidson-1/je-ne-taime-pas http://youtu.be/lTgjBqx4yuU Buy @ Bandcamp Buy Mp3s @ Amazon Tweet !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0],p=/^http:/.test(d.location)?'http':'https';if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src=p+'://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js';fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document, 'script', 'twitter-wjs');

Muruch Weekly Playlist, 10-10-14

Missing from Spotify: "Are You Somebody?" By Aaliyah, "L.O.V.E. (French Version) by Nat King Cole, "I'm on Fire" by Tori Amos (Springsteen Cover), "Ring of Fire" by Universal Hall Pass (Cash Cover), "Send Me an Angel" by Lunachicks (Real Life cover), "Log Commercial" from Ren & Stimpy and "Send Me an Angel Down" by Kill... Continue Reading →

Introducing My Mother the Carjacker…

My Mother the Carjacker has garage rock sound influenced by 90s bands like Primus. Their video for "Robots Are People, Too" is visually reminiscent of Tool's "Sober." The song is featured on My Mother the Carjacker's debut album, ...Or of Something Else. Buy @ Amazon My Mother the Carjacker Facebook

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