Sunday, October 30 2011
Seattle’s Jupe Jupe delivers a rousing sophomore disc, which clears up the confused identity of its debut.
Thursday, October 27 2011
Red sounds a lot like the Pains of Being Pure at Heart.
Monday, October 17 2011
The songs on Days could be largely interchangeable with those on Real Estate, and, what’s more, there isn’t a really obvious attention grabber of a tune here as “Beach Comber” was in introducing the debut disc.
Wednesday, October 12 2011
Live at the Lizard Lounge, which was recorded earlier this year at a Boston-area hometown show, has an amazing soundtrack but a rather underwhelming video to accompany it.
Wednesday, October 5 2011
Maybe These Are the Breaks is a well-crafted album of sad-sack songs rendered in Masters of the Hemisphere’s trademark bubblegum-pop framework, though it is also frustratingly inconsistent and poorly ordered.
Monday, October 3 2011
Keep Away the Dead is something of an intriguing album, enough for one to come to terms with it and embrace it for at least trying to up the ante with what can be constructed out of woodsy, folkloric sounds.
Sunbaked Phoenix, AZ, septet Whisperlights clearly draws as much inspiration from geography as from etymology on Surfaces.
Thursday, September 29 2011
Where once they might have been subtle in criticising the predomination of pop culture, Relax shows Das Racist wanting to now be a part of it.
Monday, September 26 2011
Surfer Blood's captured performance at the Echoplex.
Tuesday, September 20 2011
This EP cements and solidifies Lekman’s status as one of the most dependable and vital songwriters at work today.