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Thursday, February 26 2015

Bob and Martha - “We Leave” (audio) (Premiere)

The Brooklyn duo Bob and Martha came together "an explosive firework of creativity and kittens". One spin of their newest tune, "We Leave", makes it evident that description is no exaggeration.


Allies for Everyone - “Bunker” (video) (Premiere)

Smoky and nocturnal, the title track off of the New York City-based Allies for Everyone's Bunker EP is a sharp blend of catchiness and moodiness.


Thursday, November 6 2014

Ani DiFranco: Allergic to Water

Allergic to Water, Ani DiFranco's 18th album, lacks the political engagement and sharply hewn wit that distinguished her earlier work.


Thursday, October 30 2014

Four of a Kind: A Breakdown of Sloan’s ‘Commonwealth’

Sloan's jaw-dropping double album Commonwealth strikes a perfect synergy between the band's identity and the collective identities of its members.


Wednesday, October 29 2014

Graveyard Tapes - ‘White Rooms’ (album stream) (Premiere)

Experimental folktronic-pop duo Euan McMeeken and Matthew Collings have their second Graveyard Tapes album, White Rooms, ready to rock this November.


One Chord to Another: A Retrospective on the Records of Sloan

We look through the varied and vivacious 20-year discography of Sloan album by album, charting this underrated group's significant achievements.


Wednesday, June 25 2014

Lines West - “Lover” (audio) (Premiere)

The simple alt-country of Lines West's music goes a long ways in softening the Connecticut band's intense lyrical explorations, as its new single "Lover" attests.


Wednesday, August 21 2013

White Lies: Big TV

A safe, solid deliverance from White Lies, but nothing spectacular.


Monday, August 5 2013

Damien Jurado: Where Shall You Take Me (deluxe reissue)

Reissue of 2003 effort from reliable singer-songwriter Damien Jurado shows how little time has passed. Bonus materials truly enhance an already ridiculously good record.


Monday, July 8 2013

Caroline Leavitt at a Crossroads: ‘Is This Tomorrow’

New York Times best-selling author Caroline Leavitt discusses her new novel about a family who must brave the hostile status quo of '50s American suburban life while being as different from their neighbors as possible.


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Peace: In Love (Reviews) [15.May.13]
Hands: Synesthesia (Reviews) [28.Apr.13]
TEEN - “Paradise” (stream) (Mixed Media) [26.Apr.13]
Zomes: Time Was (Reviews) [25.Apr.13]
Caveman: Caveman (Reviews) [14.Apr.13]
Belleruche: Rollerchain (Reviews) [19.Aug.12]
Zulu Winter: Language (Reviews) [30.Jul.12]
Bethesda: Dreamtiger & Other Tails (Capsule Reviews) [2.Jan.12]
The Migrant: Amerika (Capsule Reviews) [26.Oct.11]
Mountain Man: Live at the Wiltern (Reviews) [26.Sep.11]
Quantic: The Best of Quantic (Reviews) [22.Sep.11]
All the Apparatus: All the Apparatus (Capsule Reviews) [14.Sep.11]
Sondre Lerche: Sondre Lerche (Reviews) [7.Aug.11]
Mariana Bell: Push (Capsule Reviews) [9.Jun.11]
Arctic Monkeys: Suck It and See (Reviews) [8.Jun.11]
Gold-Bears: Are You in Love? (Reviews) [6.Jun.11]
Darwin Deez: Darwin Deez (Reviews) [23.May.11]
Wild Beasts: Smother (Reviews) [19.May.11]
The Antlers: Burst Apart (Reviews) [12.May.11]
Indie Music and the Hired Gun (Moving Citations) [11.May.11]
The Weeknd: House of Balloons (Reviews) [9.May.11]
Bill Callahan: Apocalypse (Reviews) [2.May.11]
Panda Bear: Tomboy (Reviews) [12.Apr.11]
Lykke Li: Wounded Rhymes (Reviews) [28.Feb.11]
Radiohead: The King of Limbs (Reviews) [21.Feb.11]
Phil Manley: Life Coach (Reviews) [2.Feb.11]
Sic Alps: Napa Asylum (Reviews) [1.Feb.11]
Smith Westerns: Dye It Blonde (Reviews) [27.Jan.11]
The Radio Dept.: Never Follow Suit (Capsule Reviews) [26.Jan.11]
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