The National keeps on growing older gracefully with the impeccably executed Trouble Will Find Me, but it might just be that the venerable group has reached the point of no-longer-increasing returns.
Access All Arenas, a vivid and vivacious capture of Justice's 2012 Arena of Nîmes show, proves once and for all that the progression that occurred between Cross and Audio, Video, Disco hadn't changed them as a band. It, in fact, made them better.
This vinyl and digital only “album” feels more like a DJ's tool than a pure record, but it works best when the experimental nature of the music is unfurled and the artist just lets loose.
Patron saints of doom bid farewell to their stony parishioners with their riff heavy swan song.
Odonis Odonis' Better EP is louder, darker, and uglier than its predecessor, the noisy, surf-minded Hollandaze. But the hooks are still there, buried mile-deep in feedback and sludge.
I don't hear Young Dreams in any of these songs, I hear their favorite bands, and I find that kind of frustrating.
The incomparable New Orleans trumpeter and BBQ master, Kermit Ruffins
, returns next week with a brand new album perfectly entitled 'We Partyin' Traditional Style'.
This week's new releases available for streaming are highlighted by the National, Beth Hart, Townes Van Zandt and more.