Voices - REPUBLIC
FILTER Grade: 84%
It’s roughly 180 miles from New York City to Saratoga Springs, but the distance may as well be the span between reality and mythology. Phantogram have been hidden away in their bucolic hermitage (in fact, a barn charmingly dubbed “The Harmony Lodge”), conjuring their own special vision of Elysium.
Has God Seen My Shadow? An Anthology 1989-2011 - LIGHT IN THE ATTIC
FILTER Grade: 85%
It is tragic to know that the more one considers life, the more susceptible they are to being defeated by it—even if there is that faint everlasting hope of rising again.
The Lights From The Chemical Plant - NEW WEST
FILTER Grade: 83%
Robert Ellis’ slept-on 2011 album Photographs was an excellent bifurcation of folk and genre styles. Ellis has since moved from Houston to Nashville, and based on his ruminative and stark story songs on his second effort for New West Records, The Lights from the Chemical Plant, he’s reeling from love, self-deception and the loneliness of touring.