[MOSS ROCK] When Summer Cannibals released their first full-length, No Makeup,
last summer, it was clear the quartet had high ambitions. While the
album had plenty of skuzzy guitars, powerful drum
WW’s music staff picks its favorite local albums of 2013.
Blitzen Trapper, VII
A consistently suggestive blend of robust
alt-country and catchy guitar-picking from Portland’s resident kings of
genre-roving Americana. (GS)
Epp, Chrome Plated Chronicle
While the Ghost Ease has nailed the mono-emotional guitar riff on its new self-titled release, the emotion that’s missing most is urgency. The vocals of this fairly new yet buzzed-over three-piece will resonate for fans of Cat Power, but overall, the album has blank spots between the off-rhythm drum patterns and long guitar sessions. What ...