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Album Reviews | August 2017 Releases

Randy Newman Dark Matter [8/4]It only makes sense for Randy Newman to return in 2017 with his first new material in nine years. The songwriters knack for cynical and sarcastic songwriting fits perfectly with the political climate, a fact not lost on Newman, who delivers songs like Putin with a firm tongue-in-cheek cleverness. The record still...

Friday Album Reviews | Six New Records You Need To Know

As every Friday brings new music, Tomorrow's Verse brings you our top picks. Here are highlights for August 11. Spafford Abaculus: An Improvisational Experience Spafford surprised fans with a new album earlier this week. Abaculus is an hour long improvisation, cut last summer as an exercise for the band. According to the band, the recording...

FESTIVAL WATCH | Wicker Park Fest

Wicker Park Fest July 29-30Headliners To WatchPokey LaFarge St. Louis based old-time folk artist Pokey LaFarge is at the top of his game right now, combining folk and swing-era jazz into an infectious and refreshing blend of roots music. His newest record, Manic Revelations, is one of this years best, and his live show...

Album Reviews | April 2017 Releases

By: Alex WoodThe biggest month for music yet this year, our capsule reviews for April combine 31 excellent releases that should be on any music fan's radar. Father John Misty- Pure Comedy [4/7]With Pure Comedy, Father John Misty continues to be one of the most clever, brilliant songwriters in modern times. Its immediately less accessible...

Album Reviews | April 2016 Releases

Andrew Bird- Are You Serious [4/1]After a series of folk releases and experimental instrumentals, Are You Serious finds Andrew Bird going back to his older sound, but with a flare of accessibility that never existed prior. With a heavy emphasis on a percussion section of drums and bass within the production, the album strikes as...