Tuesday, October 21 2014
Phantom Radio is the quintessential Mark Lanegan album, both a great starting point for those uninitiated to his world and a document that the most devoted members of his cult fanbase will cherish as one of his best.
Monday, October 20 2014
The latest video from the longstanding jam group moe., "Same Old Story", directed by Jay Blakesberg, is a sprightly run through a graveyard.
Wednesday, October 15 2014
Try as you might to take Foxygen's ...And Star Power at face value, it's hard to because the mischievous duo does everything but play it straight on the 82-minute double LP.
Tuesday, October 7 2014
"Laughing Girl" finds the Florida psych-rockers Sunbears! trading off between loud guitar riffs and lo-fi vocal passages.
Monday, October 6 2014
Banal and lifeless as anything, Sakamoto's Let's Dance Raw can't be bothered to make the listener care.
Wednesday, August 28 2013
Ages is a by-rote example of a group struggling to find its own identity by channeling its influences and winding up sounding more like a band playing covers rather than referencing their forbearers or offering homage
Tuesday, July 17 2012
Typically, when a band releases a video for their new single, they release a video for their new single. That video is often a series of spiffy, moving images that relate visually and/or thematically to the song that accompanies it, for the purpose of selling said song. Pepe Deluxé is not a typical band.
Tuesday, July 26 2011
Fitting 50 separate riffs into 40 minutes is difficult, but making them flow together into one song is much more challenging. The Atomic Bitchwax pull it off on this uncharacteristic new release.
Monday, May 24 2010
The leader of Nachtmystium and Twilight finds himself at a creative peak with the release of two major new albums that give the finger to genre purists.
Thursday, November 19 2009
The neverending trove of dusty psychedelic treasures continues to be dug out. That's not to say we don't encounter cobwebs along the way.