Aug 27, 2014 — Featuring a scorched guitar solo by Charalambides' Tom Carter, Bowles carves out his own corner of clawhammer-banjo-based music on his second solo album.
Aug 20, 2014 — The guitar virtuoso seeks the endless jam at the intersection of Television and The Grateful Dead, taking a line from the former's iconic "Marquee Moon" as a song title.
Aug 13, 2014 — Could Norwegian composer Edvard Grieg have guessed that, one day, a cocksure German heavy metal band — now 40 years strong — would pay tribute to his "Morning Mood" melody?
Jul 25, 2014 — The doom metal band sure has been busy since 2011. Hear the leadoff track from its third LP, Mobile of Angels. It's indebted to heavy blues and — surprisingly — Fairport Convention.
Jul 22, 2014 — A straightforward storyteller, Keith Latinen works in details and similes, not abstraction and metaphor. Braid's Bob Nanna sings a verse in this lilting emo song from the long-running duo.
Jul 18, 2014 — Two decades after the epic Dopesmoker was written, "The Clarity" presents Sleep at its heaviest and weediest. The band describes it as a "lyrical follow-up to a lifetime of marijuana enjoyment."
Jun 24, 2014 — In the song's first 20 seconds, the doom-metal band strides along with unmistakable heft, like a knight returned victorious from battle. But it's a ruse.
Jun 17, 2014 — "Epochryphal Gloom" digs into the gnarliest extremes of metal in eight minutes. You can feel Mortals sweat as the song bounces into a thrashed boogie.
Jun 10, 2014 — Hear the Richmond black-metal band get a haunting vocal assist from Windhand's Dorthia Cottrell in the 11-minute "Lantern at the End of Time."
May 29, 2014 — On a new 7", Toronto-based Blood Ceremony tackles a once-lost gem by '70s Scottish hard rockers Iron Claw and thankfully doesn't change much — including and especially the flute solo.