DAILY RECORDS : Wavves, Musical Charis, & Starkweather

by | Jul 1, 2010 | MUSIC

WavvesKing Of The Beach (Fat Possum Records)
Yet another bassless two-piece band, but these guys are a far cry from the blues-punk of The White Stripes and The Black Keys. Wavves create lo-fi jangle-pop tunes that sound like Guided By Voices on a Beach Boys kick. Possibly a touch overhyped, but great fun nonetheless.

Musical CharisPeople People (JMB Records)
This kind of mellow folk music is not normally my bag. It’s got a polished production, and reminds me of Jack Johnson at times. I thought I’d hate it. And yet, the melodies here are undeniable. I doubt I’ll play it frequently, but regardless, this is a very good record.

StarkweatherThis Sheltering Night (Deathwish Inc.)
Starkweather average one new album every five years, but they’re always worth the wait. This Sheltering Night is yet another epic prog-metal masterpiece. Extremely complex songs bursting with incomparably skilled musicianship, wild originality, and the purest horror this side of a Cronenberg movie. Get this now.

WavvesKing Of The Beach (Fat Possum Records)
Yet another bassless two-piece band, but these guys are a far cry from the blues-punk of The White Stripes and The Black Keys. Wavves create lo-fi jangle-pop tunes that sound like Guided By Voices on a Beach Boys kick. Possibly a touch overhyped, but great fun nonetheless.

Musical CharisPeople People (JMB Records)
This kind of mellow folk music is not normally my bag. It’s got a polished production, and reminds me of Jack Johnson at times. I thought I’d hate it. And yet, the melodies here are undeniable. I doubt I’ll play it frequently, but regardless, this is a very good record.

StarkweatherThis Sheltering Night (Deathwish Inc.)
Starkweather average one new album every five years, but they’re always worth the wait. This Sheltering Night is yet another epic prog-metal masterpiece. Extremely complex songs bursting with incomparably skilled musicianship, wild originality, and the purest horror this side of a Cronenberg movie. Get this now.

R. Anthony Harris

R. Anthony Harris

I created Richmond, Virginia’s culture publication RVA Magazine and brought the first Richmond Mural Project to town. Designed the first brand for the Richmond’s First Fridays Artwalk and promoted the citywide “RVA” brand before the city adopted it as the official moniker. I threw a bunch of parties. Printed a lot of magazines. Met so many fantastic people in the process. Professional work: www.majormajor.me




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