Rating: C- The gulf between intention and execution is often vast and unfathomable. There are a lot of great ideas in Mayday, the ethereal feature debut from writer/director Karen Cinorre,
A big, hearty salad of sound is the way to describe Hysterical Stars by Head of Femur. Musicians Matt Focht (vocals, guitar, also of Bright Eyes), Ben Armstrong (vocals, keyboards, drums, ex-Commander Venus) and Mike Elsener (vocals/guitar, also of Solar Wind) form the backbone of this Nebraska based indie rock “supergroup.” But Head of Femur has brought in a large number other players on their second full length album. Where else can you hear a trumpet, gong, glockenspiel and violin all wrapped up in a pop album?
Ted Stevens is a tortured soul. For one thing, the Mayday frontman can