Wednesday, May 5, 2010

The Julien Kasper Band, "Trance Groove"

The Julien Kasper Band
Trance Groove

When I was a college freshman, I was introduced to a friend of a friend's band and told that the guitarist was one of the best in the city. I watched the band play, confused, as I had, at the time, only heard my brother, a classic rock enthusiast, talk about guitar playing extensively, and this was not my brother's scene. The band was playing music far from the rock solos I'd heard my brother rave about for the previous five years. The guitarist that day was playing what I like to call groove rock, and that's exactly what The Julien Kasper Band makes.

Devon Sproule, "Don't Hurry For Heaven!"

Devon Sproule
Don't Hurry For Heaven!

Even Jenny Lewis isn't this Jenny Lewis. You'll turn on Don't Hurry For Heaven!, the newest release from Devon Sproule, and you'll swear it's an old Rilo Kiley demo, re-released in a flowery new package.