mister heavenly — out of love

Mister Heavenly — Out of Love. Out 8/16, Sub Pop Records. I’m never at a loss when it comes to describing a band, even if my descriptions are out there. I once said that Augustana sounded like trees, as you might remember,¬†and earlier this year I compared Dale Earnhardt Jr Jr to salad dressing. But…

blitzen trapper @ cat’s cradle

I declare Blitzen Trapper to be the modern band most likely to cover a deep cut by the Band and absolutely slay it. There’s no one else I can make a comparison to, and that’s a big one, I know; but something about the vocals, and the organ swells, and the loose bass lines and…

the head & the heart @ lincoln theatre

Seattle’s 6-piece the Head and the Heart slunk their way onto my radar last year, when praise for their luminous self-titled debut started to show up on the blogs I know and trust to recommend to me the best in new indie roots rock; I picked up their album, downloaded their Daytrotter, and fell head…