Wednesday, April 15 2015
The addition of a full musical ensemble has done little to alter Villagers’ sound, what with the lush, ethereal arrangements, the lonely reminiscing and reflection, and the hushed gaze that pervades these pieces overall.
Tuesday, April 14 2015
The Austerlitz, New York indie rock group Pigeons describes their dreamy tune "Two Years on Land" as "fluorescent in an intoxication of color".
Seeds of experimentation and collaboration planted long ago bear some of the best fruit of Calexico's long career.
Thursday, April 9 2015
Bringing a broader instrumental palette, more cinematic in scope than their debut, Lord Huron aims high and largely succeeds.
Wednesday, April 8 2015
The Mountain Goats follow up albums about divorce, heartbreak, and scripture with one about professional wrestling.
Monday, April 6 2015
The prolific songwriter and now acclaimed author John Darnielle tells PopMatters how he created his wrestling-themed album Beat the Champ, what he calls the Mountain Goats' "most musically interesting record by a country mile".
Friday, April 3 2015
The latest tune by the Seattle band Pocket Panda, "There You Go", brings to mind the music of Ben Howard, albeit with a rock-oriented sound.
A headphone trip for the ages, Primrose Green is a diaphanous tapestry that envelops our musical history.
Tuesday, March 31 2015
Angelic vocal harmonies and a wintry mood make the Staves' "Make It Holy" a stunner of a live track.
Monday, March 30 2015
Nearly five years after his last studio effort, Sufjan Stevens brings us a quiet meditation on grief.