An amalgamation of soulful sounds à la 1960s Stax Records and country music styles born and bred in the East Tennessee hills.
There is a little bit of Tom Petty, a dash of Bryan Adams, and a pinch of Tom Waits all mixed into the Kieferness.
This record sounds like ABBA got way into Salman Rushdie, tattooed pentagrams on their arms, and decided to write an album praising the beast with many names.
Listening to this album will teach you about where free agency comes from, the fact that perfect pitching never guarantees a win, the mysterious death of an early baseball great, and more.
It is tongue-in-cheek angsty music for teenagers driving around in their mom’s Toyota Corolla
This album sounds like something you would hear on the sound system in that store at the mall that sells skateboards, Vans, and overpriced t-shirts.
Family Tree is a backroad driving, horseshoe pitching, beer-drinking record.
This album is as close as you will ever get to sitting at Graceland and listening in on a late night jam session with The King.
Encore oozes soul.
It is folk music without being too folk-y; it is country without being too country-y; it is bluegrass without being too blue-y.
This record sounds like The Runaways asked Duran Duran, Heart, and the Eurythmics to help them make an album produced by Cyndi Lauper.
If you are a fan of country music at all do yourself a favor and pick up this album. It is a great bridge to the origins of the modern outlaw/alternative country moment.
Jack White is single-handily thrusting rock music into the future with Boarding House Reach.
Terraplane is the kind of record you put on the turntable to impress people in the know or in the music industry.
It has flares of singer-songwriter simplicity and the lo-fi sound of indie rock packaged inside a full and highly polished production