Album Reviews

#Sassafras: Bob Dylan in the 80′s

#Sassafras: Bob Dylan in the 80′s

Various Artists| Bob Dylan In The 80s: Volume One Record Label: ATO Records [To be released March 25th, 2014] Anyone born before 1988 has things about the 80′s that we look back on with humor, disgust, or even shame. The same goes for artists whose work has spanned ...

Mark Nason

March 17th, 2014

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#Sassafras: Bend Sinister

#Sassafras: Bend Sinister

Bend Sinister |Animals Record Label: File Under: Music [To be released March 11th, 2014] Bend Sinister. Ever heard of them? You’re about to, and you’ll love them. Vancouver, BC based Bend Sinister has crafted one great sophomore release title Animals. It’s ...

Mark Nason

March 10th, 2014

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#Sassafras: Nick Waterhouse

#Sassafras: Nick Waterhouse

Nick Waterhouse //Holly Record Label: Innovative Leisure [ to be released March 4th, 2014] Nick Waterhouse’s latest offering Holly, is damn fine collection that, much like his contemporaries Pokey LeFarge and JD McPherson, revisit and reignites the greatness of music ...

Mark Nason

March 3rd, 2014

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#Sassafras: Mainland

#Sassafras: Mainland

Mainland // Shiner EP Self Released (To be released February 25th, 2014) Unsigned band from NYC releases an EP. This is a common occurrence, certainly, one that happens every week. But in the case of Mainland, they are not a common band with a common sound. The quartet hit ...

Mark Nason

February 24th, 2014

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#Sassafras: The Falls

#Sassafras: The Falls

The Falls // Into The Fire EP – Verve Records Record Label: Verve Records (To Be Released February 18th, 2014) Just when you thought The Civil Wars had the market cornered on sparse acoustic, on again off again male/female duos who play somber music, along comes The ...

Mark Nason

February 18th, 2014

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#Sassafras: Not in the Face

#Sassafras: Not in the Face

Not in the Face // Self-Titled EP Record Label: Electric Factory Records (Out Now) Like an answer to a question not asked, Not In The Face interrupt whatever you were doing with an overdose of great rock and roll. The Austin, TX based quartet broke through with a single in ...

Mark Nason

February 10th, 2014

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#Sassafras: Les Claypool

#Sassafras: Les Claypool

Les Claypool’s Duo De Twang // Four Foot Shack Record Label: ATO Records (Released: February 4th, 2014) What the hell is wrong with Les Claypool’s brain? The bass phenom has pushed the limits of both the instrument and music itself through his escaped. Whether ...

Mark Nason

February 3rd, 2014

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#Sassafras: The Pack A.D.

#Sassafras: The Pack A.D.

The Pack A.D. // Do Not Engage Record Label: Nettwerk Records (Released:January 28th, 2014) The gates of hell in Dante Alighieri’s Inferno read a warning: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here. The Pack A.D. brings you a similar warning on their first full-length on ...

Mark Nason

January 27th, 2014

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#Sassafras: Young the Giant

#Sassafras: Young the Giant

Young the Giant | Mind Over Matter – Fueled By Ramen Record Label: (Released: January 21, 2014) The last 3 years for Young The Giant have been a whirlwind of success for the band. They released their debut album in 2010 and spent the next two and half years touring ...

Mark Nason

January 22nd, 2014

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#Sassafras: Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings

#Sassafras: Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings

Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings | Give The People What They Want Record Label: Daptone (Released January 14, 2014) The word artisan may bring to mind a baker, a brewer, furniture maker or some other craftsman. With the new album from Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings, ...

Mark Nason

January 15th, 2014

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