Monday, May 6 2013
Music is a neccessity for Bradford Cox, and on Monomania he asks whether or not that's good for him.
"With the meaningless luxury of hindsight", Wilson Neate echoes back at the band its own detachment -- and its dry wit. This reverberates with his own sharp, honest, but affectionate reaction to Wire's sounds and moods.
Sunday, April 28 2013
Goofy and smart in all the right ways, !!! has crafted a record that just puts a big, gaping smile on one's face and feet a' shufflin'.
Tuesday, April 23 2013
There’s a slack feel to the proceedings that comes across as being peaceful and easy going, exactly the kind of singer-songwriter stuff that could be heard on the dial some 35 or 40 years ago.
Young Galaxy have written a killer opening song ("Pretty Boy"), and then they spend the rest of Ultramarine trying to reach that same level of success without ever quite making it.
An endearing and impressive collection of beautifully orchestrated indie rock.
Nearly all of this album feels circular. The songs do not take advantage of the chance to escape, but prefer to keep within safe sight of where they start.
Wednesday, April 17 2013
It seems that we may be at a tipping point when it comes to the Belle Game, that this could be a band on the brink, and, if Ritual Tradition Habit is any indication, there’s a reason for that.
Tuesday, April 16 2013
Broken Social Scene, its various offshoots, and other acts associated with Toronto’s Arts & Crafts label provide a 10-year overview of the label’s highs, along with some rather choice unreleased tracks.
Sunday, April 14 2013
Imagine if Battles had been more influenced by a cross between Sunn O))) and Black Sabbath, and you’d start to get a clear picture of what Life Coach has to offer.