Remember – if you send it, it will get reviewed. That’s the City Slang promise. It doesn’t matter what genre the music is – as long as it has a Metro Detroit connection, it’ll get in. Preferably, we’d like to concentrate on new releases but, while we’re getting warmed up here, feel free to send back catalog material too. Send CDs, vinyl, cassettes, demos and 8-tracks to Brett Callwood, City Slang, Metro Times, 733, St. Antoine, Detroit, MI 46226. Email MP3s and streaming links to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Christopher Pratt & the Rose Cult has got around to putting out a full-length album, Welcome to the Rose Cult and as you might tell from the appropriately cultish cover art, there is an eastern, semi-religious feel to the music that is both warming and disconcerting. The highlight is probably “I’m a Surfer Now”, which sounds like the guys are meditating on a beach.
Jack & the Bear, an Ann Arbor-based folk rock band, sent us some songs this week and, so impressed are we that we’re hoping to set them up with a City Slang feature soon. Check this lot out. There are seven of them, some of them siblings, and the music straddles a beautiful line between the Levellers (or perhaps the Saw Doctors) and something big and anthemic like the Arcade Fire. Maybe a little Gogol Bordello. The song “The Atrocious Tale” is spectacular.
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