Iron and Wine, with Strings Attached
April 15, 2013
This week, Sam Beam continues to stretch his expanding palette with his newest effort, Ghost on Ghost, a record that, with its added strings and lounge-room cool, revels in its own relaxed vibe.
Ben Gibbard, Orphan Rescuer
October 15, 2012
This month, Gibbard finally steps away from his long-held role as Death Cab’s frontman to deliver his debut solo album, Former Lives. The product of years’ worth of songwriting, the work is a testament to the quality of Gibbard’s spare parts.
Exclusive Video Premiere: ‘Hot Days,’ WRITER
September 20, 2012
Unlike, say, Liam and Noel Gallagher, or Kings of Leon’s Followill siblings, it’s not all that likely that you’ll find brothers James and Andy Ralph throwing punches at one another in some dramatically over-the-top fashion any time soon. Beyond just playing together as the garage-rock outfit Writer, the two actually seem to like each other, at least enough to sport matching tattoos with the words “Brothers Ralph” surrounding an anchor.