Tuesday, January 11 2011
Psych Funk Sa-Re-Ga! offers the screeching guitar tones and blurting organs you'd expect, with spirited and blissful head trips peppering its 20 thoroughly researched selections.
Thursday, November 18 2010
Modest Mouse reissue Sad Sappy Sucker and The Fruit That Ate Itself, both works that give an interesting glimpse into the band's early days -- and one definitely worth the time to listen.
Wednesday, November 17 2010
Girl Talk returns with a surprise (and free) new album of mash-up fervor, but the formula's wearing thin by now.
Sunday, November 14 2010
Throughout Acronymous there are musical allusions to Don Caballero, Herb Alpert, Ornette Coleman, and, maybe distantly, a more raucous Calexico. In any case, their Austin roots are strong.
Sunday, October 31 2010
The equally venerable Brian Eno and Warp Records come together for the first time, and the electronic music pioneer manages yet another astonishingly immersive creation.
Thursday, October 28 2010
Morrissey -- is there any greater, more consistent talent to be found in the last 30 years? Bona Drag, remastered and reissued with bonus material, reminds us why Moz is still so beloved and so worthy of attention.
Wednesday, October 27 2010
This acoustic EP highlights Future Islands' compositional chops, proving why they're one of the most exciting bands to come around in years.
Tuesday, October 26 2010
Small Black blends elements of shoe gaze and New Wave revivalism to often remarkable results, but sometimes get carried away by chill-wave atmospherics.
Wednesday, October 20 2010
Franklin Bruno proves himself an integral part of this collaboration with John Darnielle of the Mountain Goats.
Tuesday, October 19 2010
Ponytail's Dustin Wong creates a record of appreciable technical skill, sure, but one that really succeeds in its warmth and sense of open-armed invitation.