Each Friday, we review 10 recently released CDs in 10 words each:
Pierce the Veil Selfish Machines — California band’s sophomore album continues down the post-hardcore path.
Stars The Five Ghosts — Indie pop band sounds like a male/female fronted Metric.
Jason Moran & The Bandwagon Ten — Piano-driven jazz music is easy on ears, diverse stylistically.
Nora Jane Struthers Nora Jane Struthers — Debut offers solid storytelling with country folk style in music.
Danzig Deth Red Sabaoth — Glenn’s vocals sound just as good as they ever did.
Various Artists Broken Hearts & Dirty Windows: Songs of John Prine — Lineup includes Avetts, Old Crow, My Morning Jacket, Bon Iver.
Malea McGuinness Close As Air — Singer’s album offers mix of pop, country and r&b.
Griffin House The Learner — Fifth album offers solid pop-folk-rock songwriting, smooth vocals.
Tokyo Police Club Champ — Indie-rocker’s singer sounds a little bored on the album.
Jaron and the Long Road to Love Getting Dressed in the Dark — Debut album is filled with some sappy new country songs.