Magnatone Giveawya

August Issue

Album Review

Ear to the Ground: James Blackshaw’s “Between Tides”

June 16, 2014
London’s 12-string dignitary reinterprets a piano composition by Brian Eno’s brother, Roger.
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Ear to the Ground: Spoon’s “Rent I Pay”

June 13, 2014
The Austin indie stars’ first album in four years balances an old-school rock feel with fresh songwriting—and a raunchy vibe courtesy of famed producer Joe Chiccarelli.
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Marcus Hook Roll Band "Tales of Old Grand-Daddy" Album Review

June 13, 2014
The re-release of Malcolm and Angus Young’s first album, pre-AC/DC, circa 1973.
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Ear to the Ground: J Mascis’ “Every Morning”

June 13, 2014
The first single from the Dinosaur Jr. frontman’s sixth solo album starts off great and gets better—especially on the solos.
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Ear to the Ground: Dot Hacker's “Elevator”

June 12, 2014
The new single from the side project of Red Hot Chili Peppers guitarist Josh Klinghoffer has more in common with moody glam icons like Suede than SoCal punk-funk.
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Ear to the Ground: Demon Eye’s “Shades of Black”

June 12, 2014
What sets this quartet apart from most North Carolina Thin Lizzy devotees is their penchant for pushing airtight harmonies through gargantuan stacks of doomy fuzz.
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Ear to the Ground: The Fresh & Onlys' “Who Let the Devil”

June 11, 2014
A heady song steeped in the ghosts of the Arizona desert.
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Ear to the Ground: Dave & Phil Alvin’s “All By Myself”

June 11, 2014
The Blasters founders put aside their differences to record their first album together in 30 years—an album that muses on the music of blues legend Big Bill Broonzy.
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Ear to the Ground: Rich Robinson’s “One Road Hill”

June 10, 2014
The first single from the Black Crowe’s new solo album was haphazardly written while messing around on his son’s beat-up Baby Taylor.
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Ear to the Ground: Pete Molinari’s “Hang My Head in Shame”

June 9, 2014
One listen will show why Molinari’s influences—Ray Davies, Springsteen, and Dylan—are already championing his music.
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