An Album By

Levi The Poet

Review by

Listen now

Levi The Poet has kept slam poetry alive and well since Bradley Hathaway has become a folk artist. Seasons is Levi’s second record on Nashville’s Come & Live label. This record adds the element of atmospheric melody. With poems that are sometimes sung with smooth-sounding music – to poems said over tracks that could be on the last Chariot record. Seasons also has tracks that are just Levi and a microphone. I do like how he doubled up on parts on “The Teacher Speaks.” Levi is trying things that he has not done before. This album is showing an honest side that we have not seen for Levi on tracks like “Infirmary” and “Dear Peantist.” This record shows that Levi is not afraid to take risks with what he says. As well as adding elements with sound that he has not done before.


Comrades 2020

Becoming Comrades

The trio of Comrades – husband and wife Joe and Laura McElroy alongside drummer John Gaskil – is used to living in a van and touring the country. Now, their new normal has provided them with a moment to "be adults" for once. We recently sat down with the McElroys to talk more about the spiritual reality within life, how soon they'll be able to release new music, and how koalas are their new normal.


Photo by Quinsey Sablan

Full Feature
HM covers from over the years

HM Magazine Turns 35

In 1985, Doug Van Pelt photocopied a letter-sized sheets of paper, bound them together, and handed them out in person on the campus of the University of Texas at Austin. It's all digital now, but, along the way, Van Pelt stirred up quite a few waves, played some seriously heavy music, and made a few friends along the way. Here: A quick look back at the magazine's 35-year history with Van Pelt and new owner, David Stagg.


Full Feature
My Epic performing their last final show before COVID-19

Between the White Noise

My Epic's last full-length album came out in 2013; despite a number of EPs along the way, the band's dedication to their craft, lyrical approach, and unyielding approach to let the music come naturally has made them critical darlings. Now, they're learning to interact and feed a rabid fanbase in between albums and in a new normal.


Full Feature
All Features