Wednesday, May 14 2014
The Pains of Being Pure at Heart's third full-length Days of Abandon finds the band in flux, with a new sound that's crisper and cleaner.
Tuesday, February 18 2014
Bad Self Portraits is another outstanding release from a really crucial and important group who is on the cusp of shedding its relative anonymity for bigger and better stages.
Tuesday, February 4 2014
Avant-garde even by Andrew Bird's standards, the meandering, mostly instrumental I Want to See Pulsaski at Night is gorgeous but empty.
Monday, February 3 2014
White's fourth album finds her playing bolder music with a daring conceit, but the results are decidedly mixed.
Thursday, November 14 2013
Grand Rapids quartet merge delicate yet arresting vocals, fluid guitars and airy synths in debut music video.
Monday, September 16 2013
The acclaimed Missouri indie-poppers talk with PopMatters about whether to name a song "Harrison Ford" on their new album (they did), being forced to play a song on Russian television, and their love of J-Pop.
Friday, September 6 2013
I Hate Music is undeniable proof that creating something with resounding beauty is the ultimate defiance of death.
Sunday, August 11 2013
Paracosm has the feel of a world-weary adult peeking in on the dreamworld he concocted as a youth and subsequently grew to abandon so long ago.
Tuesday, June 25 2013
Josh Rouse discusses his latest album, The Happiness Waltz, and the elusive magical moments in music: the balance between family and career, his long-time partnership with producer Brad Jones and what really makes a good song tick.
Wednesday, June 19 2013
Wild Nothing's latest EP finds the indie-pop band trying their hand at a new, bigger sound with mixed results.