Wednesday, April 8 2015
The Mountain Goats follow up albums about divorce, heartbreak, and scripture with one about professional wrestling.
Monday, April 6 2015
The prolific songwriter and now acclaimed author John Darnielle tells PopMatters how he created his wrestling-themed album Beat the Champ, what he calls the Mountain Goats' "most musically interesting record by a country mile".
Thursday, October 23 2014
It's never out of season for a quality slice of summery beach pop, as the flute-accented "Pool Guard" attests.
Thursday, October 16 2014
Phil Elverum brought minimalist arrangements of songs from upcoming Mount Eerie release Sauna to NYC's Le Poisson Rouge, along with plenty of mystery and endearing stage banter.
Monday, August 5 2013
The generous reverb endows every riff with a neon glow and the smell of cheeseburgers and fries served on an open car windowsill.
Sunday, July 21 2013
A sloppy lo-fi album with half-written melodies and lyrics that aren't as clever as their writers think they are? Sign me up!
Tuesday, May 28 2013
Even when the amps buzz, these suit one's own bedroom rather than the family garage.
Thursday, October 6 2011
Oddly missing in histories of the "found footage" genre, Jean-Teddy Filippe's "Forbidden Files" offers intriguing glimpses at horror and fantasy flickering into an uneasy camcorder reality, ten years before The Blair Witch Project made it fashionable (and lame).
Wednesday, July 20 2011
The Brooklyn-based lo-fi outfit churns out another solid collection of crackly guitar-pop -- with a few more-than-gratuitous psych-jams for questionable measure.
Monday, July 18 2011
Hospital Ships' Jordan Geiger comes into his own on latest LP.