Rick Mason

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  • 5 years ago

    The long, strange trip of Oklahoma psychedelic troopers the Flaming Lips appeared to have reached a fresh threshold with the nearly concurrent late 2009 releases of Embryonic and the band's complete reworking of Pink Floyd's The Dark Side of the M...

  • 5 years ago

    Gorilla Manor, the ambitious debut album from the Los Angeles quintet Local Natives, is in one sense a pastiche of prevailing indie-pop elements, each song characterized by complex arrangements that ebb and flow, shift directions and rhythms, and ...

  • 6 years ago

    Taylor Goldsmith's contemplations of eternity may be a bit precocious for someone in his early 20s, but, then again, he and his similarly youthful bandmates in Dawes suggest they have old souls on their debut album, North Hills. Or at least souls ...

  • 6 years ago

    Guitarist and vocalist Warren Haynes is a busy man, juggling roles in the Allman Brothers, the Dead and Gov't Mule, which he leads and founded with late Allman bassist Allen Woody. Like the other bands Haynes is involved with, Gov't Mule is based ...

  • 7 years ago

    Emerging from the wreckage of the emo band Noise Ratchet, San Diego quintet Delta Spirit headed rootsward, picking up few specifics of the Mississippi Delta per se, but conjuring a ragged fervor that's equal parts folkie-protest, punk, inebriated ...


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