Mumford and Sons Video Injects Humor Into An Earnest Brand

Imagine a world where twenty and thirty-somethings are clad in dusty boots, tight fitting dungarees, suspenders, suit vests, and handle-bar mustaches.  A world where bands play in barns with all acoustic instruments, ne’er a synthesizer is to be heard.  This, my friends, is what Portlandia calls the Dream of the 1890’s.  (You really need to …

Album Review: Stories Don’t End, Dawes

I wanted to hate Dawes.  Badly.  Before I heard a note from leadman Taylor Goldsmith’s guitar marinated in Neil Young fuzz, I only knew that they were the darlings of the rock and roll old guard.  They’ve received nods from Jackson Browne and Heartbreaker organist Bentmont Tench who both play on Nothing is Wrong.  Chris …