“Lesson: In the real world, ninety-nine cents will not get you into New York City. You will need the full dollar.” – Bruce Springsteen
Sometimes I want to say that Craig Finn has made the same album again, changed a few names, addresses, maybe the people who inspire him have changed, but they all resemble each other; he has exchanged chords with that part of himself belonging to The Hold Steady, washed his face two times before going to the supermarket.
It is sad that Glen Hansard has still not reached the level of studio recordings that we expect of him longingly, but the albums are getting better and better, and the songs are more and more connected to his melancholic masculine music appearance, so with each new album, we’re really looking forward to hear the next one.
Kristian Matsson, aka The Tallest Man on Earth, has reached the end of his five part series, When The Bird Sees The Solid Ground, with the beautiful “Then I Won’t Sing No More”. The series started out as a vision to create music outside of the restrictions of a typical album cycle. Matsson began recording and releasing music as it was written and pairing each song with a video episode, expanding on his longtime interest in photography and filmmaking.