Gregory Pepper - 'Black Metal Demo Tape'

Gregory Pepper – ‘Black Metal Demo Tape’

Review by J.M. Farr Gregory Pepper has remained an enigma to me since I first saw him in 2010. We shared a bill in Montreal, where he was touring The Great Repression—a rockabilly cover album of one of his own albums, The Great Depression. He hopped up on stage and started spouting these great pop melodies. And all the while,… Continue reading

Leif Vollebekk - Twin Solitude

Leif Vollebekk – Twin Solitude

Review by J.M. Farr Leif Vollebekk has returned after 2013’s lovely North Americana to bring us a masterpiece, Twin Solitude, which should cement his place in the pantheon of contemporary Canadian singer-songwriters. Vollebekk has mostly traded in his guitar for piano on this album, using sparse, sustained chords that make room for his most excellent rhythm section, composed of Shahzad… Continue reading