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Father John Misty – I Love You Honeybear

Rosa Green, contributor “Oh honeybear, honeybear, honeybear / Mascara, blood, ash, and cum / On the Rorschach sheets where we make love.” So starts the new album from  Father John Misty, AKA J. Tillman, I Love You Honeybear. The lyrics unfold the more you listen, oscillating between profound  depth and shallow chit-chat. Seething with tumultuous relationships, some overflow with unconditional …

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Frazey Ford – Indian Ocean

Rosa Green, contributor Something about Frazey Ford’s voice is so sweet and sad. She has a beautiful, tipsy, throaty warble that catches the ear and pulls it in. Her new album, Indian Ocean, feels like warmth on a cold winter’s day. She chose the Hi Rhythm Section (staples of the Memphis soul scene) as her backup, and recorded the album …

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Thom Yorke – Tomorrow’s Modern Boxes

Rosa Green, contributor Thom Yorke has just released his second solo album, and he is just so progressive, man. Remember when you could pay what you wanted for Radiohead’s stellar 2007 release In Rainbows? Well now you can pay a measly six bucks to download Tomorrow’s Modern Boxes on BitTorrent. The album is pleasing but not surprising. It’s unobtrusive and …

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Shovels & Rope – Swimmin’ Time

Rosa Green, contributor Shovels & Rope’s new album Swimmin’ Time is exactly what I needed for the end of summer. Cary Ann Hearst and Michael Trent write songs that roll over you like waves and inspire hollering along in the car. The strength of their collaboration is apparent in their powerful, spontaneous, sometimes unusual harmonies. Their songs are chewy, and …

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Parquet Courts: Sunbathing Animal

Rosa Green, contributor “Bodies made of slugs and guts,” begins the Parquet Courts album, Sunbathing Animal. The lyrics are yelled/sung, simple, lazy and angry-sounding with guitar and drum accompaniment. The next verse starts, “Bodies made of sparks and dust,” and suddenly we’re astral. Get used to it. Immediately I hear the inspiration for the album’s name; it could be sung …

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Ray LaMontagne: Supernova

Rosa Green, contributor Supernova, the new album from bonafide crooner Ray LaMontagne, is… okay. I think Ray fell in love, got stoned, and listened to psychedelic Bossa Nova every day of the four years since his last album. It’s a bit soft, which is perfect for a warm Summer day on the beach sipping pink moscato with some beloved friend. …

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Marty O’Reilly & the Old Soul Orchestra: Pray for Rain

Rosa Green, contributor  Marty O’Reilly & the Old Soul Orchestra have a wonderful eclectic sound with a strong old blues influence. O’Reilly writes most of the songs, which are simple and poetic. “The Captain’s Daughter (Pt 1)” is a creepy song about an obsessed sailor. “She lets me look but / just from a distance / and she won’t speak …

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Music Review – QuadkilleR – Untitled

Rosa Green, contributor  So, apparently in Arkansas they know of us here at Savage Henry as bitches who’ll review any damn thing that shows up on our desks! Yeah right! Like we would review some small time local political electro group from who knows where named QuadkilleR. It turns out they’re not that bad and I enjoy listening to them. …

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FernGully: The Last Rainforest Original Motion Picture Soundtrack

Rosa Green, contributor The soundtrack to the movie Ferngully is a beautiful meditation on nature and love. It starts with the gentle excitement of newly budding love with the songs “Life is a Magic Thing” and “A Dream Worth Keeping.” Then, the insanity of “Batty Rap,” a genius performance by Robin Williams where he sings, “I been brain-fried, electrified, infected …

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Album Review: Janelle Monae “The Electric Lady”

Rosa Green, contributor Janelle Monáe’s new album The Electric Lady makes me wiggle in my seat. It’s just so incredibly funky and fun. If I’m having trouble starting my day, I put it on and dance crazily around my kitchen and sing along with “Givin Em What They Love,” her duet with Prince. “Tell your preacher and your teacher I …

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