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

Album Review: Hospice – The Antlers

Many artists have created albums around an idea, called “concept albums”.  The Antlers, an indie-rock group from Brooklyn, New York, created an incredible concept album in 2009. Hospice, The Antlers’s third studio album, features the story of a husband and wife – but the wife is terminally ill with bone cancer. Their relationship slowly spirals downward throughout … More Album Review: Hospice – The Antlers