Articles By: Tadhg Ferry
I grew up in Philadelphia, and I went to college in New York. I lived in South Korea for a year teaching tiny people. I enjoy baseball and cereal. I own 5 t-shirts.
Blood Red Shoes is the type of band you can only describe in terms of other artists. Oh, this is the song that sounds like the Yeah Yeah Yeahs. This is the XX one. This is them doing the Pixies. And so on. This isn’t necessarily a bad thing. Those are all good bands. If your music sounds like that, you’re probably doing something right. Many of the songs on In Time to Voices — the third full length by [...]Read more →
Real-life siblings Jake and Jamin Orral have produced garage rock records under the Jeff the Brotherhood moniker since 2002. While all previous LPs were released under indie label Infinity Cat, Hypmotic Nights, their sixth full-length, finds the group partnered up with industry giants Warner Brothers. The transition hasn’t effected the group’s sound much. Most of the material here will be pleasantly familiar to anyone who enjoyed their well-received 2011 effort We Are the Champions. The recordings may sound a little [...]Read more →
Indie rock icons Mission of Burma are back in 2012 with their fourth post-reunion album, Unsound. Context matters in music. The relationship between the facts of album (who made it, where, when, etc.) and its sound will always affect the experience of listening to it. This makes Unsound a strange case, because (given the W5 of its creation) its sound seems both counterintuitive and out-of-time. What I mean by this is: The album sounds far more like it was recorded [...]Read more →
Widely considered the world’s most skilled Dobro player, Jerry Douglas has appeared — according to his official bio — on over 2,000 recordings in his career. He is a man with complete control of his instrument, a man who has accumulated many friends and admirers in the music business over the years. This makes sense, because Traveler sounds like it was made by exactly that type of person. Re: the friends and admirers — Traveler is heavy with collaborators. Eric [...]Read more →