Articles By: Lindsey Pharr

Catching Up With: Jake Mann + The Upper Hand — “Parallel South” (Crossbill)

Catching Up With: Jake Mann + The Upper Hand — “Parallel South” (Crossbill)

San-Francisco based Jake Mann + The Upper Hand‘s Parallel South, released January 18th, is the band’s latest since 2007’s Daytime Ghost. The Sacramento News described Daytime Ghost as “a cornucopia of sonic film footage”. Here the footage includes Bay Area bluffs shrouded in mist, abandoned, haunting skeletons of WWII bunkers and factories, hawks sailing on […]

Album Review: Young Circles – “Bones” – (Independent)

Album Review: Young Circles – “Bones” – (Independent)

Young Circles are playing Art Basel in Miami tonight (Dec. 4th). Those of you who are planning to go or are at the festival already must know that I am swallowing a huge amount of jealousy to urge you to see this band at the White Room. I’ll be there in spirit — that crazy […]

Album Review: The Sunshine Factory – “Sugar” – (Independent)

Album Review: The Sunshine Factory – “Sugar” – (Independent)

The Sunshine Factory’s new EP, Sugar, is just the thing I have been looking for. I’ll admit it, I’ve been disenchanted with a good bit of my music lately. Sugar is a much-needed shot in the arm that must be cranked up loud to get the full heady, narcotic effect. Blending 60’s psychedelia with early […]

Gaelic Storm – Cabbage – (Lost Again Records)

Gaelic Storm – Cabbage – (Lost Again Records)

Gaelic Storm’s new album Cabbage is about as summery as it can get for a band whose members hail from the rainiest islands on earth. With a pinch of tropical drums for heat and a liberal splash of rum (or whiskey, whichever you’re feeling) the album yields a heady cocktail that tests the versatility of […]