Wild-eyed garage romps from the super duo of John Atkins (764-Hero) and Joe Plummer (Black Heart Procession, Caustic Resin).
Calexico sound at home in whatever spin they put on their decidedly Southwestern flavor — from smoldering mariachi (“Stray”) to box-step blues (“Sunken Waltz”). Tequila not included.
Artful (but not artsy) soundtracks for the thinking person who still wants to walk away humming a tune.
Demos from the 2002 album Moving Up Country. Tasty. These two have the lovely, unpretentious quality that one only finds with demos.
Just when you thought Sam Beam’s unassuming masterpiece The Creek Drank the Cradle couldn’t be outdone… check the pure intimacy of “Naked As We Came.”
An ’03 fave makes an early and strong appearance in 2004. THE songwriter to hear this year.
An instant collectors’ item in its vinyl form, Offwhyte’s dense, hypnotic swagger still sounds as fresh as when it first dropped two years ago.
Intricate, next-level folk music from Fridge bassist Adem Ilhan.
Wonderfully lonesome lyrics delivered over vast, taut soundtracks.