Hey, look. Dollars to donuts, if you interview any band about its influences long enough, they’re gonna bring up James Brown just to make sure you’re paying attention. Sync this video up to “Today’s Supernatural” and the hell with it.
Halfway through Ruban Nielson’s explorative third LP, Multi-Love, the bipolar “Extreme Wealth and Casual Cruelty” fractures momentarily into reverberating shards, creaking like a bridge collapsing as a murky guitar yowls in the background. Coming so soon after a silky smooth, Steely Dan-referencing guitar solo courtesy of his equally musical father Chris Nielson, it’s a tonally… More »