REVIEW ROUND-UP: Courtney Barnett, Sufjan Stevens, Modest Mouse and more

Matthew E. White Fresh Blood 3 March 2015 DOMINO

CURRENT: Sufjan Stevens – “No Shade in the Shadow of the Cross”

Sufjan Stevens’ return to his acoustic-based roots is as welcome as it is devastating on Carrie & Lowell‘s first single, “No Shade in the Shadow of the Cross”. While he has always used poetic language in his songwriting, “Cross” finds Stevens examining some his darkest subject matter. “I’ll drive that stake through the center of my […]

CURRENT: Sisyphus – “Calm It Down”

Well, it looks we already have our first contender for Song of 2014 with this new one from Sisyphus, “Calm It Down.” Okay, while I’m entirely kidding about already looking at 2014’s best songs when there’s still 2 solid weeks left in 2013, that shouldn’t take away from the brilliance of this collaboration from Sufjan […]