Thursday, August 8 2013
No matter how classically trained (John Williams) or pop-minded (Hans Zimmer) a composer might be, the skill set required for making great movie music is unlike any other form of composition.
Friday, June 7 2013
Not to belabor the point about Vampire Weekend's new-found fascination with God, but it's hard not to quickly recognize part of the inspiration for the new "Diane Young" video: da Vinci's The Last Supper.
Wednesday, June 5 2013
The biggest surprise of Vampire Weekend's Modern Vampires of the City is that it's a deeply God-haunted album, with Ezra Koenig posing some questions that don't have answers.
Monday, May 13 2013
The New York-based indie juggernaut Vampire Weekend hits a masterful peak with its third LP, Modern Vampires of the City. It’s the kind of album that indie bands aim at but so often miss as it captures an old soul sporting new clothes.
Thursday, May 2 2013
Get the scoop on the latest albums by Vampire Weekend, Savages, and Deerhunter, as well as an extensive list of May's new releases.
Sunday, July 1 2012
Laborintus II might be really high-minded, and really challenging, but it's totally bizarre fun too. It may well be the most unsettling thing you listen to all year, but what else would you expect from Mike Patton?
Monday, November 14 2011
Intriguing in both the quality of the music and the execution of its concept, this is an excellent soundtrack that can be enjoyed without seeing its source material, though it is not without its own quirks.
Thursday, November 10 2011
If what eventually follows Secret Chiefs 3's Book of Horizons (2004) is half as good as the opening salvo (now seven years old, already!), we are in for something special, and Trey Spruance will begin to solidify his case as one of the most important -- if largely unheralded -- musicians of his time.
Wednesday, August 17 2011
Sub-Pop doo-wop for an indie-rock sock hop from the Unicorns' Nick Thorburn and Man Man’s piano-puncher Ryan "Honus Honus" Kattner.
Friday, February 4 2011
Predictions on who will win what in the biggest categories, based on industry hype and a little guessing about the academy’s voters.