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Tuesday, May 3 2011

About Group: Start and Complete

Comprised of past or present members of – or contributors to – Hot Chip, This Heat and Spiritualized, About Group craft a sophomore release that’s somewhat improvisational in nature to surprisingly listenable results.


Tuesday, April 26 2011

Colourmusic: My ____ Is Pink

Man, My ____ Is Pink spends a lot of time just trying to freak you out!


Wednesday, April 20 2011

The Ash Lovelies: Ode to Arlington

Ode to Arlington is a cringe-fest that’s virtually unlistenable.


Monday, April 18 2011

I’m From Barcelona: Forever Today

Forever Today is an infectious, catchy-as-hell, big, breezy, summery statement that doesn’t boast a single bad apple across its expansive ten tracks.


Sunday, April 17 2011

Modern-Indie-College-Alternative Rock for Hipsters (MICAH for Short)

Here's your introduction to MICAH rock, my admittedly cheesy acronym for music that has, at one time or another, been defined as modern, indie, college, alternative, and hipster music.


Wednesday, April 13 2011

Figurines: Figurines

This is not the sound of a band trying to branch out and try something different, per se; Figurines winds up sounding like stuff you’ve heard elsewhere, and done a whole lot better.


Tuesday, April 12 2011

Eisley: The Valley

Painful experiences lent a helping hand in transforming a good indie rock band into a great one.


Wednesday, March 30 2011

Peter Bjorn and John: Gimme Some

For all intents and purposes, Gimme Some is the logical follow-up that should have come on the heels of Writer’s Block.


Monday, March 28 2011

Hotels: On the Casino Floor

Imagine if the Smiths collided with OK Computer-era Radiohead on the set of a spaghetti western, and you’ll get an idea of the cinematic scope that Hotels is shooting for.


Monday, March 21 2011

Empress Hotel: Empress Hotel EP

This is an inconsistent but fairly engaging EP, one that shows a band trying out a bunch of different things.


Eulogies: Tear the Fences Down (Reviews) [20.Mar.11]
New Numbers: Vacationland (Capsule Reviews) [6.Mar.11]
Easter Island: Better Things EP (Capsule Reviews) [2.Mar.11]
Way Yes: Walkability (Capsule Reviews) [22.Feb.11]
Old Light: The Dirty Future (Reviews) [16.Jan.11]
Is Indie Really the New Punk? (Sound Affects) [11.Nov.10]
The Posies: Blood / Candy (Reviews) [5.Oct.10]
Brad Laner: Natural Selections (Capsule Reviews) [3.Oct.10]
Camu Tao: King of Hearts (Reviews) [26.Sep.10]
The Clientele: Minotaur (Reviews) [16.Sep.10]
The Acorn: No Ghost (Reviews) [6.Sep.10]
This Piano Plays Itself: As the House… (Capsule Reviews) [6.Sep.10]
Napoo: Napoo (Capsule Reviews) [18.Aug.10]
Wintersleep: New Inheritors (Reviews) [17.Aug.10]
Kent: En Plats i Solen (Reviews) [2.Aug.10]
22-20s: Shake/Shiver/Moan (Reviews) [28.Jun.10]
Woodpigeon: Die Stadt Muzikanten (Reviews) [17.Jun.10]
Univox: Univox (Capsule Reviews) [10.May.10]
Bipolar Explorer: 2.Mar.10 - New York (Notes from the Road) [16.Mar.10]
Rubik: Dada Bandits (Reviews) [23.Sep.09]
Weinland: Breaks in the Sun (Reviews) [25.Jun.09]
Viva Voce: Rose City (Reviews) [17.Jun.09]
Code Pie: The Most Trusted Name in Yous (Capsule Reviews) [3.Sep.07]
Liars: Liars (Reviews) [26.Aug.07]
The Blue Jackets: Shadows of the City (Capsule Reviews) [23.Aug.07]
Through the Sparks: Lazarus Beach (Capsule Reviews) [20.Aug.07]
Okkervil River: The Stage Names (Reviews) [7.Aug.07]
Bishop Allen: The Broken String (Reviews) [24.Jul.07]
John Vanderslice: Emerald City (Reviews) [23.Jul.07]
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