Thursday, January 6 2011
The Russian Futurists’ fourth album is bright, sparkly and shiny, with the vocals pushed right to the forefront in a landscape of keyboard loops, block rocking beats, and gently plucked guitars.
Thursday, November 18 2010
Hey kids, have you ever wondered what early U2 would have sounded like if they hailed from England and not Ireland? Now’s your chance to find out!
Wednesday, November 17 2010
Can we, finally, begin pondering how cultures outside of the West—outside of London and New York—conceive of terms like indie and punk?
Thursday, November 11 2010
What the world really needs is a straight-up account of one of the most important rock groups of all time. Now we have it in the form of music scribe Andrew Earles.
Indie couldn’t exist as it is without punk and, while it may lack the anarchical, rebellious fervor of punk culture, indie is still the voice of the current generation.
Thursday, October 7 2010
A Swedish Love Story is a gifted EP in its own right, and a welcome addition to the ever expanding catalogue of Owen Pallett.
Tuesday, October 5 2010
There are stellar songs to be found in the 12 tracks of Blood / Candy, but if I may bring up a certain f-word – filler – well, there’s a bit of that too.
Sunday, October 3 2010
Textured and ambitious, Natural Selections is a fine work of modern psychedelic pop.
Sunday, September 26 2010
King of Hearts shows that Camu Tao knew exactly what he was doing; it also shows that dying is a real pain in the ass.
Thursday, September 16 2010
Whether it is a last gasp from an unusually consistent band, or merely a palate-clearing exercise pointing the way towards a perhaps more experimental direction to be found on a follow-up LP, Minotaur is buoyed by an excellent front half and a less stellar back end.