Music to Your Ears
ISO brains, sophisticated boom boom and Boi howdy
Whether you’re feeling a tad Boi-crazy or hankering for a zombie hoedown and très chic-boom boom, Music to Your Ears has you covered.
Mixed Drink Tape
Songs in the key of booze
An obsessive-compulsive editor spent three days soaking in aural alcohol, and it resulted in a lush mixtape.
Dew Scented Insurgent · George Strait Love Is Everything · Shining One One One
This week, we listened to new albums by Shining, Dew Scented and George Strait.
Courtesy of the Artist
The English Beat • ska
Here's a brief on a band with three names, but unlike Eliot's bunch, these dudes are not a coterie of cats. At home across the pond, they're known as the Beat. In the land down under, kindly refer to them as the British Beat. Here in 'Merica, we call them the English Beat. But no matter what you call them, this estimable ensemble that still includes founder and guitarist Dave Wakeling—but not vocalist Ranking Roger—was partially responsible for the upsurge in popularity that two-tone ska saw on both sides of the Atlantic during the '80s and '90s. …