Revelations of a Mind Unraveling
One-man Americana band Lincoln Durham (pictured) sings and plays a mixed up gumbo of Southern roots-music genres that crackle and pop with passion and intensity. Durham describes what he does as a "Southern-Gothic-Punk-Gospel-Revival One-Man-Band" and that pretty much hits the nail on the head. He plays all manner of vintage guitars, banjos, fiddles, homemade percussion and random objects. On Durham's new album, Revelations of a Mind Unraveling, he works on exorcizing his demons while melding old-time blues to punk with hard-charging energy and conviction.
All India Radio
"Galaxy of Light"
Australia's Martin Kennedy returns with a new album, The Slow Light, the 10th platter from his downtempo project All India Radio this month. Kennedy is a restless musical soul and prodigious creator, having also worked many times with the Churches' Steve Kilbey as the duo Kennedy and Kilbey. Kennedy has an experimental streak that sees him changing up the lineup of All India Radio regularly as he pursues different creative ideas, nearly all of them absolutely cinematic in scope. For the new album's first single and video, Kennedy teamed up with his adolescent daughter who provides vocals to the ethereal, spacey track and appears as the astronaut in the beautifully produced video.
Sarah Zupko, PopMatters.com