By James Greene

BLOG / BLOG - 2019 years ago

New Classical Reviews

During the past month, our reviewers covered the usual symphonic hits and themed choral programs. But, what wasn't expected was the number of releases focused on brass and percussion instruments. These included a new recording of Reich's Drumming, which has become standard rep for percussionists; a...

BLOG / BLOG - 2019 years ago

Song Premiere: Matt Costa, “Time Tricks”

California-based folk-pop artist Matt Costa shares a track from his first full-length LP in five years, Santa Rosa Fangs. In the past we've hailed the "pitch-perfect psych-pop nuggets" of his 2010 album Mobile Chateau and the palette-expanding sound of his self-titled 2013 album, and the sunny shuff...

BLOG / BLOG - 2019 years ago

Song Premiere: Birds of Chicago, “Never Go Back”

"Never Go Back" comes from Love in Wartime, the upcoming LP from husband and wife duo Birds of Chicago. Back in 2016, editor Timothy Monger hailed the band's album Real Midnight for the depth of its songs and its "understated, subtly built mood pieces." "Never Go Back" takes a somewhat different tac...