The Lifters are a Fort Worth, Texas band, but it'd be hard to really pigeonhole them as such. Their sound is a timeless mixture of generous pop hooks, a solid rhythm section and literate lyrics. The group resembles, if anything, a country band gone rock. Vestiges remain (most notably the banjo and fiddle on “This Is”), but the group has moved on to a more mature, less definable territory that yields some great rewards. “Carolina,” for instance, is a stunning little tune capable of restoring a little bit of your faith in rock ‘n'roll.
By Amelia Raitt on 04.22.11 in Reviews
You could complain that Oliver Future doesn't have an original bone in their (collective) body. But you'd be silly for doing so. The group triangulates their influences so accurately that it's like having ano...
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From Shania Twain to Patrick Wolf, these musicians couldn't leave well enough alone and rerecorded their work.
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By Jayson Greene on 12.11.14 in News
Slim Twig's rich, twisted art-rock dances with a leer between gorgeous and hideous. Like St. Vincent, the Toronto native has a quizzical approach to rock songs, and a seemingly irresistible urge to pull at their ends to...