By Chris Conaton
A band that consists of piano, cello, violin, and drums. An all-female group unafraid to cover Neil Young and the Beastie Boys. A song that compares a lover to Secretariat. E.S.L. is all of these things.
What's Wrong With Education Today? It's Missing the Monsters
Japanese Breakfast: Soft Sounds From Another Planet
Tau Cross: Pillar of Fire
Ambrose Akinmusire: A Rift in Decorum - Live at the Village Vanguard
Offa Rex: The Queen of Hearts
The Poetry of Heartbreak in 'The Umbrellas of Cherbourg'
Quindar: Hip Mobility
"Read Only Memories is a bubblegum-happy, brooding and brutal noir about kidnapping, murder, corruption, revenge, and corporate conspiracies.