Album Review: MomTalk – It is your birthday.

Folk-punk, as a genre, tends to confuse the general public. The warbling vocals and folky guitar are appealing to a select few, some of whom are attracted to the realistic sounds and vivid emotions conveyed through that specific combination of sounds. MomTalk, a local folk-punk solo project, just released a debut album, “It is your … More Album Review: MomTalk – It is your birthday.

EP Review: Mom Talk – I’m Not Mad, I’m Just Disappointed

Maybe my favorite part of unpolished folk punk is the rough authenticity. As opposed to autotuned vocals, it’s okay to be a little flat here and there because that’s reality – and if that’s authentic, then Mom Talk’s debut EP, “I’m Not Mad, Just Disappointed” certainly is.  … More EP Review: Mom Talk – I’m Not Mad, I’m Just Disappointed

Album Review: Ghost Town Remedy – Caffeine Dreams

Although Punk Talks, one of my favorite organizations, claims that “you don’t have to be sad to make great music,” good albums often come from an intensely emotional time. For TJ Maher of Ghost Town Remedy, “Caffeine Dreams” was written as a catharsis in the period after he lost his brother to suicide and father … More Album Review: Ghost Town Remedy – Caffeine Dreams

Album Review: How Sad, How Lovely – Connie Converse

One of the first known singer-songwriters, Connie Converse never found an audience. In the 1950s, Connie wrote an album of eerie, intimate tracks – but they weren’t released to the public until Squirrel Thing Recordings in the early 2000s. Why? Connie, depressed and worn-down in 1974, packed all of her belongings into her car and drove … More Album Review: How Sad, How Lovely – Connie Converse

Album Review: Popular Songs For Wholesome Families – Rae Fitzgerald

Born just outside of St. Louis and raised primarily in Alabama, Rae Fitzgerald is a twenty-seven year old singer-songwriter. Her older music is acoustic, but her most recent album, Popular Songs For Wholesome Families, out June 3, has been described as “dream-folk” and “progressive indie-rock”. The first track, Earth, Everything, begins with Fitzgerald’s soft, slightly haunting vocals … More Album Review: Popular Songs For Wholesome Families – Rae Fitzgerald