Wednesday, August 28 2013
The most fascinating thing about Carrier is how it finds a confident songwriter flushed with uncertainty.
Tuesday, July 23 2013
Sonny Smith might be the West Coast's best, least predictable songwriter, but don't try to pin him down. He followed up his 100 Records performance art project with first a country album and now a synthy, whimsical, sci-fi exploration of the afterlife. "I didn't have it all mapped out," he says. "I thought it would be fun to take a left turn ... and then another one."
Thursday, May 20 2010
While Frankie still remains a diehards-only release, The Age of Octeen is larger than the "post-hardcore" genre trappings, an album capable of converting skeptics previously unwilling to look for beauty and creativity beneath the din.
Monday, March 29 2010
Punkish, post-pop Swedes tackle the dreaded third LP with a few changes to their sound, but not enough to get us worried.
Sunday, February 14 2010
Even though the title features Joan of Arc's trademark wordplay, this compilation of related projects is sorely lacking Tim Kinsella's off-key personality.
Monday, October 19 2009
Monday, February 16 2009
This ambient post-rock collective is a true experience, music you let happen around you, to drift in and out of as the feelings move you to where ever you are meant to be.
Tuesday, May 27 2008
Album number 10 from Tim Kinsella's most prolific and polarizing band is a solid return to form(lessness).
Thursday, May 31 2007
I’m probably one of the few critics left who still believes Kinsella has some great stuff still instead him, but he is losing the goodwill of both critics and fans by releasing tossed off projects like this.
Sunday, October 8 2006
Tim Kinsella, the musician-filmmaker- performance-poet- burlesque dancer behind Joan of Arc claims an irony-free zone while explaining his process of unintentional creation. PopMatters giggles nervously.