In this week's paper, Christian Schaeffer reviews the new album from Earthworms, Midnight at the Capricorn. He has this to say:
Using dusty soul breaks, disco strings, heavy-metal guitars, symphonic backing tracks and even a Dolly Parton sample (as on "Circles") the members of Earthworms rhyme against a rounder, fuller sound. This shift is evident on hometown ode "Down By the River": Mellow brass samples bounce against drum-machine beats, a muted synth melody and Mahf's tasteful scratching. Lyrically, the rappers remain proudly underground but set their sights for global domination. This dichotomy between an independent spirit and a belief in big-time success has defined the group for years and creates positive tension on Capricorn.
Read the rest here. The band's CD release show is this Saturday at the Library. That show starts at 7 p.m., and tickets are $10. DJ Mahf also has a new mixtape, Nightcrawlers:101, out now. Snag that here.