jEFFSTANA on July 14th, 2011

Jeffrey Foucault and Mark Erelli – Tom Merritt Lately a fascination for all things cowboy has consumed me. Call it the 25 year curse, if you will. That being time spent in Arizona. Add to that another 8 years or so in Houston, Texas and you might understand how a certain amount of Southwestern culture […]

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jEFFSTANA on June 15th, 2010

Giant Sand – Punishing Sun Giant Sand is a band from Tucson, Arizona (and points further south), largely the invention of Howe Gelb poet laureate, singer, song-writer and general music Guru of the Sonoran desert,┬áhome to the Saguaro cactus. As the eye-of-the-storm for the musical scene from Tucson to Bisbee, Gelb and company have spawned […]

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jEFFSTANA on May 18th, 2010

Caribou – Bowls What happens when you give a Ph.D. in mathematics a computer, drum kit, guitar, bass and synthesizer? If his name is Daniel Victor Snaith from Ontario, Canada — you get an electronica band named Caribou. Psychedelic pop numbers with an up-tempo dance beat with an unpredictability that draws you into wanting to […]

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jEFFSTANA on January 31st, 2010 Engineers – Sometimes I Realise Not to be confused with the band Engineer, what we have with the Engineers is a dream pop band from England with progressive punch. “Sometimes I Realize” is a fair representation, though “Hang Your Head” is truly in the key of energy. Produced by the same gent who backs […]

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jEFFSTANA on January 30th, 2010 Bowerbirds – The Ticonderoga Bowerbirds – Beneath Your Tree I am a sucker for anyone who jams with an accordion — especially a woman. That is what we have here with Bowerbirds. The first cut is from their Hymn for a Dark Horse introductory CD. The second cut is from their newest album: Upper […]

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