Reviews

REVIEW: Staton-House Band (The Green Album)

Happy New Year all…Again, thought it would be fun to share my original 2005 review (from my Evergreen State College school paper, The Cooper Point Journal) of the band’s self titled 2nd album (that we all affectionately call The Green Album). – Finger Following on the heels of their engaging debut album, Joy Motel, The Staton-House […]

REVIEW: Live From Grimey’s/Nashville

Hope you all had a great labor day! Here’s another one of my SHB reviews from back in the day. – Finger   Live From Grimey’s/Nashville “Performing is the best thing for a musician. It keeps our music alive and breathing. That’s too important to give up. I really don’t think I’ll ever stay off […]

REVIEW: Mumble and Shine

Another early review from my archives. I hope you like it. – Mike Finger Mumble and Shine With the release of the new Staton-House Band album, Mumble and Shine, SHB is in the same situation U2 was in with The Joshua Tree, Radiohead was in with Kid A, and R.E.M. was in after the release of Green. When a band […]

REVIEW: In The World

Another review from my early writing days… – Finger There is a lot riding on this album. After building a loyal following with their first two albums (Joy Motel, Staton-House Band,) the band’s third album, Alexander Street, shot the band up to top-billing across the country and into a major name. Two years later (and […]

REVIEW: Joy Motel

Let’s kick off things with my review of the band’s debut album, Joy Motel from my early writing days for The Cooper Point Journal at Evergreen State College… – Finger If everybody weren’t so willing to apply the term “genius” to anything that catches their ear and impresses them . . . then the justified application of the word […]

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