Scott writes, plays music, and teaches literature in Amherst, Massachusetts.
Monday, July 16 2012
San Francisco’s Sleepy Sun tells how the loss of a vocalist made the band stronger and more secure on their new record that aims straight for the spine.
Tuesday, October 16 2012
Minneapolis trio debuts its glam take on Americana.
Tuesday, October 9 2012
Tame Impala follow up their successful debut with songs of persistent devotion, turning the heavy-lidded repetition at their sonic core into a warming psychedelic mantra.
Thursday, August 16 2012
Manzanita is workmanlike spacerock, good but heavy-lidded, and ineluctably middle of the road.
Monday, August 6 2012
Nate Martinez makes a mature album to compliment the dreamer of the title: lush and atmospheric, but also timeless and formless.
Wednesday, July 18 2012
On their self-released third album, San Francisco’s Grass Widow fully realizes their haunting relentless sound, comprised of two main elements: pretty, folky harmonies and jerky, trebly post-punk instrumentation.
Wednesday, December 12 2012
PopMatters spotlights a few additional 2012 albums that didn't quite crack the Best 75 list.