As you drive into Plains states like South Dakota, chances
are that you’ll come across barren wilderness like the Badlands, with nothing
but seeming desolation for miles. A variety of animals call these areas home,
A technology-forward update on the Postal Service’s remote-album formula, Eric & Magill’s 2010 debut All Those I Know was pieced together by long-distance friends Eric Osterman and Ryan Weber, former players in the indie-rock band Camden who were living in Michigan and Milwaukee, respectively. Making the most of their Wi-Fi connections, the two swapped song ideas, piecing together the albu...
moody lyrics, bustling flutes and sublime guitars, the Denton, Texas,
band Midlake has spent years refining their sound, moving from one musical
world to another. Given their studied nods to the Flaming Lips, Fleetwood Mac
and English fo...
Rootsy songstress Heidi Spencer’s voice may be one of Riverwest’s most precious resources. Sweet in all the right spots, but counterbalanced by a quivering intensity, Spencer’s vocals hint at Dolly Parton’s, only they seethe with anger, betrayal, sadness and other feel-bad emotions that Parton is reluctant to tap these days . . .