About Justin Wesley

Justin has been a contributor for The Silver Tongue since May of 2012. He is also a featured contributor to the roots and Americana authority, No Depression, as well as a writer for the Indianapolis-based Laundromatinee, which films and records sessions of today's best bands. He resides in Indianapolis, IN, where he produces content for ChaCha by day.
Justin has lifelong affinities for the music of The Clash, The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Bruce Springsteen, Tom Waits, Tom Petty and myriad others. He loves music both rich in head and heart in genres including, but not limited to: rock and roll, garage, indie, punk, Americana, blues, roots, country, soul, R&B, pop, hip-hop and folk.

Watch: Paul McCartney Perform with Remaining Nirvana Members at Sandy Relief Concert 12-12-12

Paul and Dave

Photo: AP Last night, a prestigious gathering of living legends of rock and roll (plus Kanye sporting a leather kilt) hit Madison Square Garden for one of the most impressive concert lineups in history. The event, which was projected to be broadcast to 2 billion viewers worldwide, was an action-packed relief effort with proceeds going [...]

Download Den: Elliott BROOD – “Gimme Sympathy” Hard Rain Mix (Metric Cover)

Elliott Brood

Welcome to The Silver Tongue’s Download Den.    Here is where we will pass along the most intriguing and worthwhile songs that we’ve been fortunate enough to discover. Many are songs we’ve been obsessing over, while others simply snuck up and got their hooks in us. We’re not concerned with genre limitations or mere trendiness. We [...]

Phosphorescent Announces New LP, Muchacho, and Streams “Song For Zula”

Song For Zula

Matthew Houck, better known as the man behind the exceptional folk/country-tinged rock outfit Phosphorescent, announced that his sixth LP under the Phosphorescent moniker will be released March 19 via Dead Oceans. The album, titled Muchacho, came about during a rough stretch in Houck’s life since releasing 2010′s stunning Here’s to Taking It Easy. A few [...]

Interview: Cory LeBlanc of Rain Over St. Ambrose

Cory LeBlanc

Truth For News is the debut album from Rain Over St. Ambrose, a great rock and roll band from Yarmouth, Nova Scotia who are unsung beyond much of their own backyard. I’ve had the record in heavy rotation for several weeks and recently awarded it a four-star rating in my review. It’s an 11-song, straight-ahead [...]

Watch: L.A. Salami – “Generation L(ost)” and Free Download of B-Side, “Deformation Days”

L.A. Salami

Back in May, two songs from a young London singer-songwriter named L.A. Salami fortuitously made their way into my inbox, and I was immediately enamored on first listen. I wrote of the impression Lookman Adekunle Salami’s effectual voice and impeccable style made on me, and I passed “Jianni’s From Australia (She’ll Get By)” and  “We’ll [...]

New Phoenix Album Coming in April


In case you have yet to hear, Phoenix have finally opened up (if ever so slightly) with news of their wildly awaited follow-up to the 2009 smash, Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix. On Thursday, Rolling Stone reported that Daniel Glass (the head of Phoenix’s label, Glassnote Records) took to a Spotify event to announce that Phoenix’s new [...]

Taylor Muse of Quiet Company: On Divorcing from Religion, SXSW & More

Taylor Muse

Quiet Company are a wondrous, hardworking band from Austin, Texas who pack deep personal truths into magnificent arrangements with unshakable choruses, and they are riding a wave of praise thanks to the challenging revelations all over their latest, grandest record, We Are All Where We Belong. The album’s material could easily have befallen polemic suffocation [...]

Rain Over St. Ambrose – Truth For News

Rain Over St. Ambrose

Hailing from Yarmouth, Nova Scotia, Rain Over St. Ambrose are a young rock and roll band who do just about everything right on their full-length debut album, Truth For News. The band, Cory LeBlanc (guitar/vocals), Marc Durkee (bass/vocals), Curt Le Blanc (guitar), Luke Amirault (drums), Matt Amirault (keys), rip through eleven invigorating rock songs that [...]