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

Album Review: Evergreen – Olivia Frances

Olivia Frances is an independent singer-songwriter from Cincinnati, Ohio. Frances just recently released Evergreen, a follow-up album to her debut release, Back to Happiness. With a sunny disposition and what seems to be a permanent smile on her face, Olivia Frances is currently touring for her album release. The first song off of Evergreen is … More Album Review: Evergreen – Olivia Frances