All posts by Benjamin Ricci

  • Record Review: Smoke or Fire

    Smoke or Fire The Speakeasy Richmond, VA “Poetic, Political, Punk” When the words “Fat Wreck” and “Speakeasy” are found on an album, sophomoric antics in...

  • Record Review: Smith Westerns

    Smith Westerns Dye It Blonde Chicago, IL “Youthful band creates complex sounds” Smith Westerns combine innocence and freshness of youth on their sophomore release Dye...

  • Record Review: Rachel Goodrich

    Rachel Goodrich Rachel Goodrich Miami, FL “A joyful, lo-fi carnival” On this self-titled release, Goodrich demonstrates brilliance and wisdom beyond her age. Full of creative...

  • Record Review: Pile

    Pile Magic Isn’t Real Boston, MA “A heaping pile of bold, brilliant rock” Standing on the cross lines of rock, punk, and post-rock, this trio...

  • Record Review: Phantom Glue

    Phantom Glue Phantom Glue Boston, MA “You are DOOMED!” Thunder rakes across a darkened sky. This is the hour the sun should rise, but today...

  • Record Review: Natalia Zukerman

    Natalia Zukerman Gas Station Roses Brooklyn, NY “Made of steel” A big departure for folk favorite Natalia Zukerman, Gas Station Roses is sure to please...

  • Record Review: The Narcicyst

    The Narcicyst Mr. Asthmatic Montreal, QC “Socially conscious, international hip-hop from the soul” Let me unearth some truth – Mr. Asthmatic is not an album,...

  • Record Review: Monotonix

    Monotonix Not Yet Tel Aviv, Israel “Simply intricate” In a time where electronics, accessories and excess have permeated almost every aspect of our lives, particularly...

  • Record Review: Mogwai

    Mogwai Hardcore Will Never Die, But You Will Glasgow, Scotland “A return to their roots” Mogwai has been around the block and back again, and...

  • Record Review: Lori McKenna

    Lori McKenna Lorraine Stoughton, MA “Put your mama in your songs” After hearing from Mary Gauthier that the only way to get to heaven was...