Maybe Christmas doesn’t come from a store, but it’s hard to imagine otherwise in 2017, Year of the Imperious Huckster (or is that the Iron-Handed Hoaxer?). Not that it matters. You can go about your business and luxuriate in the holidays, but no one would blame you if your heart’s not in it. Don’t...
Kowtow Popof Delivers ’13 Daze of Xmas’
We met drummer and writer Peter McDade a few years ago when he was scouring the indie world for a label home for Rycopa, the long-lost album from his longtime band, Uncle Green. The karmic weight he brought with him didn’t seem heavy at all. It actually seemed pretty light. We didn’t know then that Peter was working on...
“You need help. There’s so much a man must do…” Finally, someone who understands? Hmmm… From The Weight of Sound: Original Soundtrack, coming August 25, 2017.
“Pay me now and we’ll be friends.” Oh, yeah? From The Weight of Sound: Original Soundtrack, coming August 25, 2017.
Is there gravity in The Helium Age? Or do we all just float away? Hell, we don’t know. But from the surf guitars of “Angels in the Snow” to the manic six-strings of “Carnival by the Sea” to the pensive piano and Wurlitzer of “F. Scott and Everything He Wrote,” Arms of Kismet bounces through story-songs that feel about...