Posts Tagged: dan friel

ACL 2019 ~ The Happiest Music of the Year

Are you ready for some holiday cheer that has naught to do with the holidays?  After sifting through thousands of albums, we believe we’ve found the happiest music of 2019!  This is music for playpens, for beaches, for the open

ACL 2019 ~ The Happiest Music of the Year

Are you ready for some holiday cheer that has naught to do with the holidays?  After sifting through thousands of albums, we believe we’ve found the happiest music of 2019!  This is music for playpens, for beaches, for the open

Dan Friel ~ Fanfare

On Dan Friel‘s Fanfare, everything goes up to eleven.  The synths are distorted, the drums are crunchy, the guitars are fuzzed and the recording levels are pushed into the red.  Now add horns.  Thanks to members of Sunwatchers (Jeff Tobias), Grasshopper (Jesse

Dan Friel ~ Fanfare

On Dan Friel‘s Fanfare, everything goes up to eleven.  The synths are distorted, the drums are crunchy, the guitars are fuzzed and the recording levels are pushed into the red.  Now add horns.  Thanks to members of Sunwatchers (Jeff Tobias), Grasshopper (Jesse

ACL 2015: The Happiest Music of the Year

Let’s face it, 2015 was a tough year for Planet Earth.  Terrorists attacked, politicians argued, and the climate continued to destabilize.  There has never been a better time for happy music, and thankfully, we’ve got a great selection right here!

ACL 2015: The Happiest Music of the Year

Let’s face it, 2015 was a tough year for Planet Earth.  Terrorists attacked, politicians argued, and the climate continued to destabilize.  There has never been a better time for happy music, and thankfully, we’ve got a great selection right here!

Dan Friel ~ Life

The cover is as colorful as that of Total Folklore, signaling the burst of energy that listeners will find within its grooves.  And after a short, surprising lullaby, the push is on, as “Cirrus” explodes in multicolor brilliance.  Yes, Dan Friel has

Dan Friel ~ Life

The cover is as colorful as that of Total Folklore, signaling the burst of energy that listeners will find within its grooves.  And after a short, surprising lullaby, the push is on, as “Cirrus” explodes in multicolor brilliance.  Yes, Dan Friel has

ACL 2013: The Top 20 Albums of the Year

Over the course of the past year, we received thousands of albums and EPs to pore over, review and discuss.  Out of these, we reviewed approximately 500.  In this feature, we answer the Big Question: Which releases were the best?

ACL 2013: The Top 20 Albums of the Year

Over the course of the past year, we received thousands of albums and EPs to pore over, review and discuss.  Out of these, we reviewed approximately 500.  In this feature, we answer the Big Question: Which releases were the best?

ACL 2013: Top Ten Electronic

A quick glance around the few remaining outposts of the printed UK music press suggests that guitar bands are still very much ruling the roost, although it’s pretty obvious to anyone outside of a small coterie of indie-obsessed music hacks

ACL 2013: Top Ten Electronic

A quick glance around the few remaining outposts of the printed UK music press suggests that guitar bands are still very much ruling the roost, although it’s pretty obvious to anyone outside of a small coterie of indie-obsessed music hacks

Dan Friel ~ Total Folklore

Dan Friel uses a thrift store basement’s worth of pedals and odd gear to craft crumbling Nintendo anthems. When we say “anthems” we mean choreographed marching down the middle of the street with Super Mario and the fire department, fists in the air

Dan Friel ~ Total Folklore

Dan Friel uses a thrift store basement’s worth of pedals and odd gear to craft crumbling Nintendo anthems. When we say “anthems” we mean choreographed marching down the middle of the street with Super Mario and the fire department, fists in the air