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.
Wednesday, June 15 2011
Bakesale is a totemic touchstone of a record, one that is arguably as important to the development of indie rock as a form as Guided by Voices’ Bee Thousand and Pavement’s Crooked Rain, Crooked Rain.
Tuesday, February 1 2011
Lo-fi devotees Sic Alps shred a good deal of the layers of noise that shrouded their past releases in favor of more straight-forward, blues-inspired songwriting -- it's a good experiment, but they haven't quite worked out the kinks yet.
Wednesday, November 17 2010
Can we, finally, begin pondering how cultures outside of the West—outside of London and New York—conceive of terms like indie and punk?
Sunday, October 3 2010
Textured and ambitious, Natural Selections is a fine work of modern psychedelic pop.