Roundin’ Up The Raves: Larkin Poe, Mercy Union, Benjamin Folke Thomas, The Wave Pictures

While I surely do love me some electronic pop and rock, I got into this because of the guitars. It’s why the kids went gaga for the rock & roll in the first place. All those glorious guitars. Here’s some six-string glory for ya.

Let’s round ’em up.

Larkin Poe – Venom & Faith

Blues rock, lean and mean with a modern sheen. Larkin Poe’s best album yet.

Mercy Union – The Quarry

An intriguing mix of 70’s power pop, 80’s heartland rock, 90’s alternative and punk-pop. The occasionally throat-shredding voice might be an acquired taste, but the hooks, the hooks are delicious.

Benjamin Folke Thomas – Modern Man

Like a less baritone Johnny Cash singing Tom Petty songs. Take a listen. Would you have guessed he’s from Sweden? Me neither.

The Wave Pictures – Look Inside Your Heart

Melodic mid-60’s garage rock, 80’s UK indie, a little Velvet Underground, and a singer that sometimes channels David Byrne sounds like an odd combination. But it works.

 

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