Archive for the 'Autumn Tone' Category

Tuesday, March 23rd, 2010

When a piano silhouette sparkles through the first moments of “Demons,” you might think you’d reached for the wrong CD. The uptempo percussion sequence that immediately follows would only embolden this belief–that is, until John Gleason’s familiar rasp comes brimming into focus. And, as with its opener, so it goes throughout much of the Roadside […]

Saturday, March 6th, 2010

Last month Roadside Graves debuted “Liv Tyler,” the first single off their forthcoming EP, You Won’t Be Happy With Me (out March 23rd). The band now has a video for the track, shot by Travis Huggett, in and around their hometown of Metuchen, NJ (see below). I described the direction of new EP to a […]

Saturday, February 20th, 2010

This Tuesday Autumn Tone (AD’s label) is digitally reissuing Roadside Graves debut LP, If Shacking Up Is All You Want To Do, with an additional six bonus tracks. This comes out exactly one month before the band’s upcoming EP, You Won’t Be Happy With Me —due out March 23rd. Below, Graves’ primary vocalist, John Gleason, […]

Tuesday, January 26th, 2010

Die Young is an intimidating title for a debut full-length. It casts a lot of weight about its small frame – a twelve song package of deceptively airy and sprightly vocals spun around a churning, rhythmic and engaging set of pop that takes its cues from a host of 90s indie and classic rock and […]

Monday, July 27th, 2009

If you somehow couldn’t tell, Roadside Graves new LP, My Son’s Home, is our favorite roots-based album of 2009. Period. Clocking in at an hour, in the span of 18 tracks, the record is a testament to the art of storytelling in the long-player format; something we are seeing less and less of in the […]

Tuesday, June 23rd, 2009

Those who have been around a minute may recall that in 2007 Frankel’s debut LP, Lullaby For The Passerby, ranked as one of my absolute favorite albums of the year.  It remains so today.  Frankel is the songwriting/recording vehicle of Michael Orendy who hangs his hat in the hills of L.A.’s Silver Lake neighborhood.  A […]

Saturday, June 6th, 2009

Listening to the Roadside Graves forthcoming LP, My Son’s Home, you might draw associations to dusty, cross-country road trips and grainy, lo-fi photography. Paying homage to nearly every piece of Music Americana—folk, alt.country, rock and more—the record indeed sounds like it could’ve been recorded nearly everywhere at once, despite the band’s New York-via-New Jersey roots. […]

Monday, March 2nd, 2009

Los Angeles: huge, sprawling, and eclectic, has been likened to microcosm of the country as whole — truly a melting pot of various cultures, ethnicities, tastes and influences.  So is her music.  With various scenes and sub-scenes, rarely has there been a defining “sound” that marks the overall zeitgeist of what is happening in the […]

Wednesday, February 11th, 2009

This Friday, during the second hour of our SIRIUS/XM show, we will air the Aquarium Drunkard session cut last week with The Henry Clay People, at The Ship, here in L.A. in the Eagle Rock neighborhood. Tonight in San Diego the band embark on a six week national tour, up the coast — across the […]