Light Shines Through

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Don Harvey
Light Shines Through
Freedom Records

Don Harvey has had a long music career filled with many collaborations and performances. The Austin-based drummer has lived in both New York and Tel Aviv and combines sounds from his experiences around the United States and the Middle East. Light Shines Through highlights his beautiful composition skills, and the many styles and genres he has performed and been exposed to, including classical, jazz, Middle Eastern, blues, and rock, profoundly influence this work. Because of this, the album is extremely unique and enjoyable. Read More...

Loud Nights On a Short String

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Brittany Shane
Loud Nights On a Short String
Painted Lady Records

Guitarist, songwriter, and singer Brittany Shane’s latest full-length Loud Nights On a Short String, has inflections of Sheryl Crow, and The Bangles, and The Sundays which enhance the summer ambience of this album. The love poem introduction “Paper And Pen” unearths a light groove and serves as a marker of what will follow, evidenced by the folk-tinted “Summer Calling” and the acoustic aura of the yearning “Come Around,” which could be interpreted as a call for optimism. Read More...

Butterfly Boucher

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Butterfly Boucher
Butterfly Boucher
Self release

This upbeat work is the third album released by Australian singer-songwriter Butterfly Boucher. It exemplifies a perfectly danceable and fun indie rock album with driving rhythms and exact and groovy articulations. The harmonic structure of the album is generally consonant and catchy, and the quickly moving chords and ostinatos help to keep the vigorous pace of each song. Each moment of the album voices some sort of moving line, and each instrument shines at different points as they take turns having a leading line and adding to the interest of the track as a whole. This trading off creates a sense of unexpectedness and makes each moment more interesting as a new sound takes the focus and displays a variation on the themes of the tracks. Read More...