If you’re never sure whether to laugh, cry, snicker or marvel at Public Library, then The Burning Hell has done its job. “When you’ve got reality, who needs to make up stories?” Kom asks on closer “Nonfiction”, never telegraphing to the listener whether he believes his own line. It’s no matter though; the humour of these“distorted story-songs” balances the heartache of human nature, mixing an ounce of honesty with a fraction of fiction. Public Library a priceless treasure you’d happily hold on to forever. Fuck late return fees; The Burning Hell, I love you.
The Burning Hell had me at “Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls”. If you know nothing else about me from this blog, then you must certainly know that I’m a sucker for cover songs, especially iconic 80s pop anthems like Men Without Hats’ 1987 ear candy hit “Pop Goes the World”. “Pop Goes the World” is […]
“I’ve been waiting so long / for you to come along,” croons Nick Ferrio on his latest single, “Come Hell Or High Water”, a sentiment that I could just as easily have directed at him. Ferrio’s 2012 album, Introducing Nick Ferrio & His Feelings is a charming juxtaposition of classic country tropes and modern day troubles. Although […]
Based in one-of-a-kind Whitehorse, Yukon, Headless Owl Records is a one-of-a-kind label whose mission statement reflects the distinctiveness of their hometown. Founders/musicians Andrew Stratis, Kyle Cashen and Mathias Kom set out to make “Unique and exciting music you won’t find anywhere else”, by engaging artists in a way that serves them best rather than having the artist serve […]