Ben Harper: Bloodline Maintenance [Album Review]

Ben HarperBloodline MaintenanceChrysalis Records [2022] Ben Harper’s longevity as an artist has been enriched by a series of smart collaborations. Known for favoring a Weissenborn lap slide guitar and opening for Dave Matthews’ Band and discovering Jack Johnson, Harper won jam band fans early on, before he and Johnson performed with reggae royalty Toots & … Read more

Liz Phair: Soberish [Album Review]

Liz Phair SoberishChrysalis Records [2021] When Liz Phair’s debut album, Exile In Guyville, was released in 1993, she was a critic’s darling and an indie rock superhero for her gutsy lyrical bravado. While the album was a modest commercial success, it was named the number one album of that year by Spin Magazine and the … Read more

Fire Track: Liz Phair – “Spanish Doors”

Liz Phair has announced details of, Soberish, her new album, and first collection of original material in eleven years. Produced by Phair’s longtime collaborator Brad Wood – known for helming Phair’s seminal albums Exile In Guyville, Whip-Smart, and whitechocolatespaceegg – Soberish will be released on June 4th, 2021 via Chrysalis Records. “Spanish Doors”, the album’s … Read more