Wednesday, June 5 2013
After being AltPress cover models for too long, the Maine traded in their easy subgenre hits for real independence. Now, on their second effort without major label support, the band hires the Raconteurs' Brendan Benson to approach, and while not everything works, it's still a somewhat admirable effort, particularly on the lyrical front.
Friday, May 25 2012
The unofficial beginning of summer brings another playlist with 15 new songs by the Walkmen, Santigold, Spiritualized and more.
Thursday, February 17 2011
Charlotte-based singer-songwriter compares love to a Ponzi scheme and honors his power pop forbears.
Tuesday, July 7 2009
Thursday, April 3 2008
Consolers is a labored album, the product of much studio tinkering and a desperate need for the band to prove themselves as a "serious" outfit.
Tuesday, March 29 2005
With music that's deceptively simple and lyrics often prone to over-rhyming, Benson still manages to deliver another melodic winner.