Review: Shovels & Rope Attempt to Achieve Optimism

Shovels & Rope/Manticore/Dualtone3.5 out of Five Stars Shovels & Rope’s new album Manticore starts out with a certain degree of insistence. It’s a somewhat ironic way to kick off a set of songs that mark their tenth anniversary as a duo. On the other hand, Michael Trent and Cary Ann Hearst have never exactly fit […]

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