In the world of album deign, there aren’t many who have accomplished what Spender Drate and his partner Judith Salavetz have. Over 40 plus years, this legendary duo have designed albums for the likes of The Ramones, U2, Bon Jovi and Talking Heads.
“I Don’t Feel Well” is an emotional glimpse and response to the dumpster fire that was 2020 in each note, producing an album that is nothing short of evoking and beautiful. Josh Klinghoffer aka Pluralone really shines on this album.
Sims plays the role of the head archivist in the Magnus Institute, tasked with bringing the Institute’s archive of supernatural statements up to date. Jonathan puts a lot of passion into his work, and you can tell as we get an inside look into his inner workings, as well as what drives his passion to keep the show moving forward!
It’s not often I get the chance to talk with the entire band, so I am happy to have Brandon Teskey, Bruce Jensen, Alyssa Swartz and Chris Tex all with us today. We talk about how the band is making out during the pandemic, songwriting, the blues and more.
When Andrew and I started Vinyl Writer, one of the first things I said to him was, “You gotta interview The Dave Kellan Band. They’re awesome.” I’m thrilled to finally have the chance to show the world just how awesome this band is!
Lia Ices has been spending the pandemic much like the rest of us have, trying to make sense of it all and working to get by. I think she’s done a pretty solid job of that, seeing as she has a wonderful new album out called “Family Album.”
Country music darling, Sunny Sweeny, has managed to stay pretty busy during “COVID times,” having released a live album this past fall and has been in the studio since August working on her new record.
What is it about a great soundtrack that sticks with you for years or even decades that you can go so long without hearing it, and still be able to hum or sing along like it was just yesterday?
Some artists harness the ability to instantly tap into that part of their listener’s soul that allows them to deeply connect with each note, and “GEA” by Mia Doi Todd did just that for me.
At a glance, it would be easy to liken John Salvage to Ryan Bingham and then simply call it a day, but that wouldn’t be doing a songwriter of John Salvage’s caliber justice.