Hear Solvents’ Roy Orbison-Inspired “Careless Step”
Husband and wife folk duo Solvents hail from the rainy Pacific Northwest. Listen to “Careless Step,” the lead single from their upcoming album Ghetto Moon, out March 19 on Bee Resin Records. The ghost of a 1960s music legend haunts this one. “The song was inspired by the life and legacy of Roy Orbison,” explains [...]
Another day, another Neil Young video. Awhile back, we brought you the music video for “Ramada Inn,” the first track to emerge from Neil Young and Crazy Horse’s double LP Psychedelic Pill. In the vein of Americana, the album Young and Crazy Horse dropped earlier this year, each Psychedelic Pill track will have it’s own [...]
Skip Matheny— currently a songwriter in the band Roman Candle and former bartender in a retirement community — recently talked with Madeline Follin and Brian Oblivion of Cults. Their debut LP is out now, on Columbia / In the Name of and is currently making several best-of 2011 lists. This interview took place on their tour bus. [...]
Middle Brother are a band of brothers comprised of Taylor Goldsmith of Dawes, John McCauley of DeerTick, and Matt Vasquez of Delta Spririt. We asked these three amigos about their favorite musicians, the songs that make them cry, and the first tune they ever wrote. John McCauley What artist made you want to be a [...]
As you probably guessed by now, we’re talking about legendary songs in this issue. From a guitar player’s perspective, I’d like to select a few well-known songs in which the guitar playing is especially memorable and is an integral part of the song. There are three main ways in which a guitar part can help [...]
The sheer length and breadth of this four-CD, 107-song box set is undeniably impressive. Not only does it go all the way back to a 1955 recording Orbison made as part of the Wink Westerners, it ends with a live performance of “It’s Over” from his very last concert in 1988-and you can’t get any closer to the end of the line than that.