The thrilling debut album from this intense New York City trio makes their city feel alive once again
Without You I'm Nothing
As if ransacking the state of Mississippi for 'legendary' octogenarian bluesmen weren't enough of a task for [a]Jon Spencer[/a]...
On a recent journey, Judah unearthed some fossils called Spam and at least two named RL and decided that they would play on the first record by his splinter project, 20 Miles, a band he and his drumming sibling Donovan formed a few years back in a bid to counter the Blues Explosion's increasingly 'modern' outlook.
Obviously, they learnt their lesson, as 'I'm A Lucky Guy', their second album, is strictly an OAP-free, Bauer brothers-only effort, though frankly it'd be hard to tell the difference. Because thanks to the wonders of technology, this actually sound like it was recorded 60 years ago in a barn. Worryingly, that's probably the point.
For as frightening as it seems, the Bauers are under the bizarre anthropological illusion that if they don't document their passion for rustic, porch-front, JD-soaked blooze standards like 'East St Louis' and 'Not So Long', the genre might die out.
Now that would be a shame, wouldn't it?
A deliberately frothy take on an under-documented moment in US politics
The second album from Piper and Skylar Kaplan is danceable, euphoric and pleasingly trippy
Mumford & Sons’ collaborative steps into world music aren’t embarrassing – but they’re not essential either
The iconic DJ Shadow returns with a mixtape-like album that frustrates as much as it fascinates