Thursday, September 1 2011
One Man Mutiny is a showcase for former Replacement Tommy Stinson’s skills mining disparate genres of music, from the blues to jangle pop to country.
Sunday, August 14 2011
Essential listening for anyone with even a casual interest in either Wilco or Radiohead.
Sunday, July 31 2011
Today This Year is a crackling statement – or, at least, it starts out that way.
Tuesday, June 28 2011
After being mesmerized by Forever, you'll get the sense that this trio might just be one of the best-kept secrets in the American indie scene today.
Thursday, June 16 2011
Skins is a shadow of Buffalo Tom’s glorious early ‘90s peak with all of the edginess filed away, but that’s to be expected.
Tuesday, June 7 2011
There is a ragged glory to the sounds of Country Mice’s debut album, Twister, and the flannel factor flies ferociously.
Monday, June 6 2011
Two Matchsticks is a confidently assured collection of 12 songs that work extremely well together in a consistent, even, and oak varnished form.
Monday, February 28 2011
When all is said and done, if Departing doesn’t make the Polaris Music Prize shortlist this year, I will quite handily eat my toque and take a New Year's Polar Bear plunge into the sub-zero temperature of the nearest river.
Monday, January 31 2011
This long player, while being a little short on David Lowery's traditional roots rockin’ rave-ups, once again showcases his deadpan wry wit and country rock-tinged songwriting.
Paper Aeroplanes offers up cute, sunny, acoustically-strummed folksy country-pop with a Celtic tinge.