Summer happy fun time interfered with my writing schedule last week. Damn you summer happy fun time!
Let’s round ’em up.
Alestorm – No Grave But The Sea
Did you know you needed pirate metal? Probably not. But there are times in all our lives, demarcations, after which nothing will ever be the same. There existed a period before Alestorm, and now … now things have changed.
Producer and guest vocalists make electromagic.
Nicole Atkins – Goodnight Rhonda Lee
Got a 60’s vibe here: a little Dusty Springfield, a little Patsy Cline, a little Nancy Sinatra. Can you dig it?
Swarming Branch – Surreal Number
I love off-kilter rock, especially if it doesn’t forget to be hook-filled, and occasionally, a little funky.
Dear God, I liked the pirate metal, which sounded like what I thought pirate metal might sound like.
It’s a rollicking good time. The album cover is what enticed me to give it a listen. It’s a thing of beauty.