Jon Patton

Album Reviews“Alone on the World Stage” by Cameron Blake
March 16. 2015 | By Jon Patton

“Alone on the World Stage” by Cameron Blake

The most spellbinding facet of Alone on the World Stage is Cameron Blake’s intimate baritone delivery of his expertly crafted lyrics.

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Album Reviews“Parts and Labor” by Letitia VanSant & The Bonafides
February 27. 2015 | By Jon Patton

“Parts and Labor” by Letitia VanSant & The Bonafides

On Parts and Labor, Letitia VanSant tells a modern story of work and the economy through ten personal and profound songs.

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DiscoveryHEAR THIS: Lifeguard Nights
June 04. 2014 | By Jon Patton

HEAR THIS: Lifeguard Nights

Vincent Brue’s rich bass voice leads Lifeguard Nights through a laid-back and varied set on their “Bruetown” EP.

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DiscoveryHEAR THIS: Mike Sempert
May 28. 2014 | By Jon Patton

HEAR THIS: Mike Sempert

Mike Sempert can drown you in guitars and big drums, but his natural-yet-sophisticated lyrics make “Mid Dream” worth a second listen.

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Album Reviews“Crooked Kisses” by Jupe Jupe
March 28. 2014 | By Jon Patton

“Crooked Kisses” by Jupe Jupe

Jupe Jupe’s third album, Crooked Kisses, is filled with dark lyrics, stellar melodies, and layered instrumentation against a solid classic dance beat.

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Album Reviews“Lo Hi Lo” by Paperhaus
May 28. 2013 | By Jon Patton

“Lo Hi Lo” by Paperhaus

Paperhaus’s Lo Hi Lo is a comfortable, fun indie-pop EP, delivered with pure pop precision and an eye toward melding the absurd with the earnest.

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Album Reviews"The Ash & Clay" by Milk Carton Kids
March 19. 2013 | By Jon Patton

"The Ash & Clay" by Milk Carton Kids

The Ash & Clay by the Milk Carton Kids is full of perfect harmonies and great lyrics, and should be in the collection of every fan of modern American folk music.

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Album Reviews“Ripely Pine” by Lady Lamb The Beekeeper
February 19. 2013 | By Jon Patton

“Ripely Pine” by Lady Lamb The Beekeeper

Aly Spaltro’s voice is an idiosyncratic force of pure emotion, perforating the quiet moments of Ripely Pine with outbursts of sheer violence.

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