Monday, March 24 2014
Two is certainly a good album, and it’s absolutely the one Owls wanted to make. It’s just not always a record I want to listen to.
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.