The fact that Richard Edwards isn’t a household name hurts my heart. He is one of the most poetically talented writers producing music and has been for over a decade. His second official solo effort, Verdugo, is the perfect follow up to last year’s Lemon Cotton Candy Sunset. It’s bolder, stronger, fuller.
KC Dalager and Brad Hale aren’t back. They’ve never left. Despite six years having passed since their ambient rock album Threads won over fans across the globe, the duo never went anywhere. They’ve spent nearly all of that time second term touring, writing, getting stuck, restarting, and figuring out what was next.
The first three months of 2018 produced so many great songs. I have a working Spotify list where I throw singles when I dig them. There were a lot of ones that burned fast and fell by the wayside, but then there were those I could listen to every single day. Here are 30 I… Read More Here are 30 songs from the first 3 months of 2018
Now, Now spent the last half decade in relative silence. Cacie Dalager and Brad Hale became roommates and posted normal twenty-something photos on Instagram and shared their thoughts on Twitter. Hale produced songs and created artwork for a variety of indie musicians across the country, but Dalager remained an enigma.
Richard Edwards doesn’t sound tired anymore. His voice is still soft, but there is an optimistic vibrancy that hadn’t been there in recent years. He is in a quiet room in his home in Indiana talking to me on the phone. I apologize for not being able to meet in person; I couldn’t afford a… Read More Richard Edwards Reborn
[Read my feature “Richard Edwards Reborn” for an in-depth look at the album from musician himself.] For nearly a decade, Richard Edwards released music as a band called Margot and the Nuclear So and So’s. Don’t be fooled; he was the band. The players came in on different albums to help, but he was always… Read More ‘Lemon Cotton Candy Sunset’ is a vulnerable masterpiece
The Lovely Days are an upbeat band from Australia led by brothers Tennyson and Holden Nobel. Their beach vibe has undertones of ’60s pop rock like the Beatles, which makes this one of the happiest sounding bands out there.
At the end of each month, I’m going to take a look at the current American Top 40 and pick my favorite pop songs of the moment. Just because I really think my opinion is that important (sarcasm) and because I just want more consistent posts here.