Before Snow Patrol and Franz Ferdinand led this latest wave of sonic Scots across the pond, Simple Minds and Big Country were topping U.S. charts with hits like “Don’t You Forget About Me.” Think about the commotion that those first two talented bands have made of late, then think about […]
Matthew Ryan is an idealist, a fact that may surprise those familiar with his work. Never mind that his albums are laden with ballads, or that he sings like he sports a leg iron from his right ankle, or even that he openly says he has never written a “feel […]
It doesn’t seem to fit. It simply doesn’t follow that New York City, the city that gave the world The Ramones and the Beastie Boys would be home to a band that features a glockenspiel. It doesn’t seem possible that these pastoral songs befitting a Willa Cather novel would be […]
Four days. That’s all it took for Joe Purdy to write and record his album Julie Blue. That’s how long it took him to record his tales of Indian myths, recuperative bliss and local hospitality at an island cabin amid the waters of the St. Lawrence.