Cries from the Ragged Lands
Singer/songwriter James Tipper is back with a scorching disc of new tunes inspired by Los Angeles and the Hollywood scene. As Jack Kerouac once called L.A., the "Ragged Lands" have inspired this musical auteur to new heights of lyrical and melodic intensity. From the pulse pounding "Accelerate" to the techno-fueled cautionary tale of "Starry Eyed" and the space-rock majesty of 'Tooth And Nail", Tipper has crafted another disc worth of tight pop/rock gems that glitter like the proverbial stars of his fabled backyard. Vintage synths and classic rock guitars layer effortlessly with his earnest vocals to build, what the artist calls, the "retro-clectic" sound. No two tracks are alike and every unexpected musical turn feels inspired and fresh, replete with lots of ear candy and wickedly melodic 'easter eggs' that keep you coming back for more.