Monday, April 2 2007
A friend of mine complains that his students draw dark, depressing images. I suggested they start listening to Of Montreal...
Monday, March 26 2007
After getting on the big screen and the small one, Explosions in the Sky learn how to relax even as they grow.
Sunday, March 25 2007
Whether with Animal Collective, through his solo work, or via a handful of other projects, Noah Lennox (or Panda Bear) makes a kind of disruptively joyful, emotionally affecting music operate on some sort of limbic plane to change your mood.
Animal Collective's Noah Lennox returns for his third solo outing. The tunes are fantastic, but their thrill is not without limits.
Wednesday, March 7 2007
There's nothing like spending Valentine's Day out in the cold...
Tuesday, March 6 2007
Maybe all I need to convince me of its wondrousness is a memorable experience at Coachella. That's what it took for Funeral to stick, after all.
Monday, March 5 2007
The artistic license offered by an indie label led to the darker and more ambitious Neon Bible. It brims with arrangements that include a symphony orchestra and a choir recorded in Budapest, Hungary, and a massive church organ. "It felt sometimes like we were making a film rather than a record," Win Butler says.
Thursday, March 1 2007
After the dreamlike euphoria of Funeral, this much-hyped follow-up wakes up with one mother of a hangover.
Wednesday, January 31 2007
A scrappy band from Brooklyn releases a scrawl of a CD and distributes it entirely on their own. An Internet buzz spreads word of the disk, and over the course of a year, it goes on to sell a miraculous 100,000 copies.
Depression, isolation, infidelity, violence; Of Montreal once more in top form.