From Detroit comes 42 year-old multi-saxophonist, James Carter - a prominent and unique jazz musician with his distinctive virtuosity and shining sound. On this recording you have the opportunity to hear him pay homage to some of the great blues -
Aucklander Claire Duncan releases music under the pseudonym Dear Times Waste with Some Kind Of Eden being her second album. The bookish Duncan is studious in her approach to storytelling to create tunes that are much more cerebral than they first appear.
If you were big into your ‘post-hardcore’ rock then you would be all too familiar with Further Seems Forever. If you’re not familiar with the band, they’re better known as the band that Chris Carrabba sang in before he started Dashboard Confessional and got extremely famous. The band released three full-length records in the 2000’s, all with different singers - Carrabba singing on their first, 2001’s The Moon Is Down.
With members of an international punk-pop act all over the TV advertising the latest stomach churning KFC concoction, Victoria’s indie cutie-pies Milk Teddy have Zingers of their own. The debut full length from the five-piece has plenty of homespun charm as they hopped from studio to lounge room in Melbourne’s inner suburbs.
Anberlin are undoubtedly one of modern rock’s hardest working bands, with Vital marking the sixth studio album in nine years from the Florida natives. This record sums up Anberlin’s entire catalogue in one record – extremely hit or miss.
Meat And Bone makes no apologies. From the moment the opener, Black Mold sounds, it rams home the message – Jon Spencer Blues Explosion are back. No foreplay required; it’s straight to the main event. Meat And Bone grinds, bumps and claws in all the right ways, with raw fuzzy production and pulsating dirty grooves. It seems things are back in order at the JSBX camp.
Formerly from Perth, bassist, composer and multi-instrumentalist, Linda Oh moved to New York six years ago to test the waters. Her brilliant musicianship [she was recently selected by the DownBeat Critics Poll as the 2012 Rising Star Winner for Bass] and creative spirit soon began to impress her peers, along with her clarity of thought and endless energy.