Tag Archives: AT&O

My Morning Jacket – The Waterfall

My Morning Jacket’s latest album The Waterfall has been regarded by critics as their best album in 10 years, and rightfully so. With a sound deeply rooted in classic rock but with a modern songwriting approach, each song stands well enough on its own but you need to listen to the full album to get […]

Mariachi El Bronx – Mariachi El Bronx III

Mariachi El Bronx is the alter-ego of L.A. punk band The Bronx. This is their third album with this project. Their music takes an approach similar to third-wave ska, but instead of ska they blend pop-punk with mariachi instrumentation. Overall the music on this album straddles the line between unique and gimmicky, but there are […]

Phish, Fuego

Phish’s 12th studio album & first in 5 years.  The boys seem to be having more fun these days.  Heavy orchestration throughout, and even more collaboration than every before.  A solid album that is worth the listen. Try: 1 2 7 8 9 RIYL: Phish

Rodrigo Y Gabriela – 9 Dead Alive (ATO)

The legendary guitar duo from Ixtapa, Mexico returns with their 1st new CD in 5 years. Their signature blazing, flamenco-tinged guitar work is featured, of course, but the songs are tributes to historical figures they admire. Their reverence is especially apparent in some more pensive tracks. Amazing live acoustic guitar! Another review here with track […]

The Belle Brigade- Just Because

This is a fairly standard poppy-folk-ish album, nothing terribly special just easy to listen to. Strong female vocals with folk undertones, nice to listen to. FCC: Clean   RIYL: Janis Joplin, The Submarines, most poppy music   Play: 4, 7, all!  

Essential Tremors

This Virginia rock and roll band is back with a second record, “Essential Tremors.”  Sort of a classic americana rock sound, this is for fans of Deer Tick and bands in that realm. LABEL: ato FCC: none PLAY: 3,2, 1 RIYL: Deer Tick

Gogol Bordello – Pura Vida Conspiracy

Gypsy-punks Gogol Bordello return with their sixth album and first on their new label ATO. This album has Latin influences which are new for them and can especially be heard on the songs “We Rise Again” and “Malandrino”. While Pura Vida Conspiracy isn’t the best album they have released, it is still a solid effort […]

Various – The Music Is You: A Tribute to John Denver

This is a great tribute album to John Denver, entitled “The Music Is You.”  Featuring a ton of top bands [my morning jacket, amos lee, allen stone to name a few…].  All the classics are on here! FCC: none RIYL: John Denver PLAY: 1, 2, 7 ###