I don't know why I hadn't realized before, but Ween and Halloween go together better than their morphemes.
The insatiable desire for something more -- from life, love and music -- is at the heart of rock 'n' roll. St. Louis band Pretty Little Empire gives an especially urgent and personal reading of that theme on the new track "Something More," which really is just that.
Justin Johnson of Pretty Little Empire compared his band's upcoming album release show to a wedding. "This is the one I want people to come to," he said. "If you haven't seen us before or for a while, this is definitely the show to see."
Once upon a time, Bruce Willis' famous line in "Die Hard" was changed for a TV broadcast to "Yippee ki yay, mother falcon!" Somewhere in the creative wilds of Austin, Texas a group of musicians adopted this inventive TV edit as its name and Mother Falcon was born.
St. Louis band Brothers Lazaroff is nothing if not prolific. But despite (or maybe because of) the brothers' work ethic, they consistently craft music with soulful intelligence. The sweeping, almost Robbie Robertson-esque "Battle Hymn" is the latest case in point.