Posts Tagged ‘Acoustic

FRANK TURNER – Poetry of the Deed

October 2, 2009

Born in Bahrain, the London-raised punk rock troubadour presents his third full-length album. He’s released several other solo EPs and compilations and has played in the bands Kneejerk and Million Dead as well. He plays punk rock with mixed acoustic and electric instrumentation and meaningful lyrics. The sound is similar to that of Billy Bragg. […]

Frank TurnerLove Ire & Song

February 4, 2009

He used to be in the English hardcore band Million Dead, but now he plays acoustic punk rock. Love Ire & Song is his second solo full-length though he has released some other EPs, a DVD, and a compilation as well. Imagine a more punk, angrier Billy Bragg and you’d have this guy’s music. http://www.myspace.com/frankturner […]

Tom GabelAnna Is A Stool Pigeon single

October 23, 2008

He is the lead singer for Against Me! This is the single for his debut solo EP, Heart Burns, which comes out on October 28, 2008. The sound is different from Against Me! in that it is acoustic-guitar based, but it still has politically-charged lyrics and Tom’s trademark angry young man spoken vocals. It’s good […]

Jim Ward – Quiet

February 25, 2008

Jim is the frontman for Sparta and played guitar for At The Drive-In when they were still around. This EP is a stark contrast to the style of those groups; it’s a man and his guitar, the help of some friends, and true to the title, a quiet sound. Nothing like the chaotic style of […]

Tyler RamseyA Long Dream About Swimming Across The Sea

February 2, 2008

This guy is opening for and playing with Band of Horses on their upcoming tour, and this choice seems logical. This is much slower than Band of Horses and is acoustic, country/folk, but his voice is reminiscent of the Band of Horses’ lead singer. Very mellow. He also does a cover of Jackson Browne’s “These […]

AA BondyAmerican Hearts

January 25, 2008

The new solo album from AA Bondy, who is actually Scott Bondy, who used to be the lead singer of the alt/indie band, Verbena. This is acoustic, stripped-down folk music that has country and blues influences. His voice is reminiscent of Patrick Park. Very laid-back, music to play if you are just going to relax […]

Nina Nastasia – Dogs

January 22, 2008

Nina Nastasia’s debut album impresses with a strong leading vocal and a simple acoustic guitar backing. This debut comes out with a variety of instruments played by associates, ranging from many stringed instruments (cello, mandolin, violin) to the drums and piano. Although this album was released in 2000, only 1,500 copies were released out of […]