Thursday, May 9 2013
Illumination Ritual is like a watch that you want to take apart and view all the individual springs to see what makes it tick, particularly when it comes to the rhythm.
“The Weather” is the dreamy and evocative final track on Built to Spill's 2001 release Ancient Melodies of the Future, and it's a song that's certainly no "dud".
Wednesday, May 8 2013
The King of Good Intentions depicts scenes that have not yet vanished, although most of its record stores have, on shady blocks off Melrose or Wilshire.
Tuesday, May 7 2013
British Sea Power still play like the Jim Thome of indie rock. They strikeout often, but they’re always swinging for the bleachers.
Monday, May 6 2013
Music is a neccessity for Bradford Cox, and on Monomania he asks whether or not that's good for him.
"With the meaningless luxury of hindsight", Wilson Neate echoes back at the band its own detachment -- and its dry wit. This reverberates with his own sharp, honest, but affectionate reaction to Wire's sounds and moods.
Sunday, April 28 2013
Goofy and smart in all the right ways, !!! has crafted a record that just puts a big, gaping smile on one's face and feet a' shufflin'.
Tuesday, April 23 2013
There’s a slack feel to the proceedings that comes across as being peaceful and easy going, exactly the kind of singer-songwriter stuff that could be heard on the dial some 35 or 40 years ago.
Young Galaxy have written a killer opening song ("Pretty Boy"), and then they spend the rest of Ultramarine trying to reach that same level of success without ever quite making it.
An endearing and impressive collection of beautifully orchestrated indie rock.