Album reviews for those of us who still need to make up for the lost time consumed after we sat through all of the mind-numbingly long Hobbit movies wondering where we go from here.
Album reviews for those of us who still need to make up for the lost time consumed after we sat through all of the mind-numbingly long Hobbit movies wondering where we go from here. Have an album submission? Email it to us at Contact@TheRooster.com
The Dirty Few // Party Or Don’t
Release Date: Feb 21, 2015
Summoning the wasted and raucous party brouhaha of acts like Andrew W.K., Denver’s The Dirty Few isn’t for the square of heart. Anthems of drinking, partying, their love for life on the road and a short voicemail of one of the Stones twins getting fired from work establishes the LP as the rowdiest album to be released out of Denver in years. Crank it up and get wild. Livers — who needs ‘em?
CRL CRRLL // Ghost EP
Release Date: Mar 3, 2015
Carl Carrell (the lone producer/DJ/performer behind CRL CRRLL) loves playing with sound. He experiments all over the place — but it works. The new EP, he claims, is the more laid-back resolution to his tastes, whereas the forthcoming “Wave EP” will be more of an industrial and indie approach to complete the set. The “Ghost EP” brightly carries that sultry D’Angelo vibe: The one when you feel like nothing else matters except your bae and some quiet time.
The Skints // FM
Release Date: Mar 9, 2015
London has a bustling reggae scene; who knew? Don’t jump on this album expecting the same island-styled breaks, though, because The Skints have updated the sound with its own hip-hop, dub and across-the-pond variety. The oddity of the fusion is definitely its greatest asset. It’s an album done well, and uses the old-school sketch tracks to blend song themes as if it’s an ongoing story rather than a musical album.
Mat Kearney // JUST KIDS
Release Date: Feb 24, 2015
About as uplifting as rocket propulsion, Mat Kearney is constantly reinventing his power of positivity and tweaking it with each release. “JUST KIDS” is another notch forward in his could-be spoken word, but mostly progressive indie/pop, sound. The talented singer/songwriter serenades his way through tracks written for feeling any kind of human emotion and roams between dance-heavy anthems like “Heartbeat” and sweeter-than-grandma’s-pie melodies — most notably the title track, “Just Kids.”