Articles by: Brice Ezell

Punch Brothers – The Phosphorescent Blues (ALBUM REVIEW)

Punch Brothers

On their fourth LP, Punch Brothers continue to push themselves compositionally, balancing the cerebral and emotional aspects of their music.

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Death From Above 1979 – The Physical World (ALBUM REVIEW)


Ten years have passed since the Toronto bass and drums duo Death from Above 1979 released its debut LP, the high-octane You’re a Woman, I’m a Machine. For a good while, it seemed that record ...

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Tim Bowness – Abandoned Dancehall Dreams (ALBUM REVIEW)


Over the course of No-Man’s six studio recordings, singer/songwriter Tim Bowness wrote some of the most poignant lyrics in the realm of modern music. With multi-instrumentalist and progressive rock legend Steven Wilson backing his minimalist, ...

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David Gray – Mutineers (ALBUM REVIEW)

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On  Mutineers, David Gray’s first release in four years, the problem is not that he has left the building, but rather that he is lost down a better forgotten corridor. With 2005’s Life in Slow ...

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Opeth – “Cusp of Eternity” (Song Review)

Opeth Pale

"Cusp of Eternity" probably won't appeal to the band's early fans, but it's another step in their fascinating sonic journey.

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Nickel Creek – Wiltern Theatre, Los Angeles, CA 5/21/14 (Show Review)

Nickel Creek Band

What 'A Dotted Line,' Nickel Creek’s first studio LP in nine years, made clear in CD format is even truer live: This trio hasn't lost a step.

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Mastodon – “High Road” (Song Review)

Mastodon 2014

unlike '’Round the Sun’'s nauseating cover art, this is a smooth ride through and through.

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Dust Bin Discoveries: Matt Elliott’s ‘Songs’ Trilogy

Matt Elliott

Brice Ezell puts a spotlight on Elliott's overlooked 'Songs' trilogy.

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Checkin’ ‘Em Twice: 10 Great Acoustic Re-Imaginings

Photo Credit: Diana Nitschke 2009

Check out 10 eclectic tracks that work even better stripped-down.

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