For the Seventh month of the New Band feature, I selected indie folkies, Okkervil River (read my initial thoughts here). Now, this is what I'm talking about. The whole idea of doing this every month this year was to hopefully surprise myself by discovering that a band I'd previously ignored was really this truly great … Continue reading New Band of the Month: July – Reflection
Every month this year, I'm dedicating myself to getting into a new band. By 'new band', what I really mean is an old band who I've known of for awhile but have for one reason or another never checked out. Maybe they were a genre I wasn't into, maybe they were the favorite band of … Continue reading New Band of the Month: July – Okkervil River
As a teenager, it was simple to say I didn't listen to country music. It was a definitive statement, easy to defend. I liked rock and punk and even some pop. Country music need not apply. But it's harder to dismiss the genre whole hog these days.