Thursday, October 27 2011
The arts have always suffered and survived in times of economic depression. Amanda Palmer has forged a career that has not only weathered the recession, but rejects the received wisdom of the music industry. Is she an exception to the rule, or an example other artists should follow?
Monday, October 17 2011
The German electronic musician and erstwhile member of Moderat returns with a warmer, softer edge than contemporaries like James Blake.
Tuesday, June 28 2011
After My Brightest Diamond loaned him some recording software and he sold his first-ever Sufjan Stevens CD well before he started playing with him, DM Stith finally is coming into his own ...
Thursday, May 19 2011
Team Sufjan convinced the shy German crowd to rise, dance, and sing along, despite the show being in an old, seated theater house.
Wednesday, December 1 2010
New releases plus a trip to a music festival gives plenty of options for a playlist
Weary of Bing Crosby singing “White Christmas” for the 567th time? Here's an alternate selection of songs to consider spinning during the holiday season.
Monday, October 11 2010
The Age of Adz is occasionally transfixing, but overall inconsistent.
Wednesday, July 21 2010
Deadmalls and Nightfalls is a musical map to the psyches of its performers. You will want to know the words by heart to sing under the haze of summer starlight.
Tuesday, April 27 2010
Sounding like a mixture between indie darlings Sufjan Stevens and Why?, Cars & Trains creates a lush and textured environment full of idiosyncratic lyrics and a sense of melancholia that charms its way into your life.