Reviews and Suggestions

CD Review: Luke Wesley “Because We Never Talk About It”

It is not all that easy finding piano songs that rock out these days. Luke Wesley is poised to change all that with his remarkably enjoyable debut, “Because We Never Talk About It”. Born and raised in Shelby, Ohio, Wesley is now heating up the singer/songwriter scene in New York.

“Because We Never Talk About It” is an infectious pop rock record, plain and simple. Wesley knows how to draw the listener in with catchy piano beats and witty lyrics. He has great instincts for pop and strives to place a tantalizing hook in each song he puts to tape. It is easy to compare him to legends like Billy Joel or Elton John, but there is an air about Wesley that will draw comparisons to Ben Folds as well. His vocals are clear and warm, somewhere between Marc Cohn and Will Hoge.

Artists and Bands

RockAngel’s Weekly Radar – The Working Title

bone-islandThe Weekly Radar is here to bring you the artists, albums and songs that might not be on your musical radar, but should be.  This week, I’d like to introduce you to Joel Hamilton—the mastermind behind The Working Title.

The new album Bone Island just came out on the 12th and is nothing short of a musical masterpiece.  However, The Working Title has been releasing consistently well-crafted albums since 2003 and has since matured like a fine wine.  Since their initial EP in 2003, the band has dwindled down to the bare bones of only Joel Hamilton and the producing genius known as Jake Sinclair with mixing done by Claudius Mittendorfer (Mars Volta, Muse, Maroon 5, Brand New).  As the layers of the band peeled away, Joel really found his voice and the new album finds its way into contention for my vote of one of the best albums of the year so far.