Monday, April 15 2013
A consummate and brilliantly constructed 26-minute punk concept album. The Thermals are blowing hot hot hot.
Monday, August 1 2011
With production assistance from label mate Richard Swift, this Santa Barbara quintet turns in an exciting debut.
Tuesday, October 26 2010
An older and more experienced veteran of hundreds of shows and over a decade in the public eye, Kasher’s asking himself again what it means to be an artist in the commercial world.
Wednesday, September 1 2010
A deliciously eccentric covers record offered entirely for free via a freshly minted tumblr page, in their own words, "these recordings came about spontaneously, and we wanted to share them in the same manner."
Wednesday, August 25 2010
Hot on the heels of the most promising debut album of 2010, Laura Burhenn of the Mynabirds divulges with PopMatters on coming to terms with being a good person through her music, working with the enigmatic Richard Swift, and why Ringo Starr is so misunderstood.
Wednesday, May 26 2010
Saint Bartlett won't change the opinion of anyone who's already had his or her mind made up on Damien Jurado, but for those awaiting a welcome fork in the road, the record more than satisfies. It's arguably the best front-to-back record of his career.
Sunday, April 12 2009
Fresh off a sojourn to Detroit circa 1960, the Swift-E-3000 Temporal-Aural Displacement Device (TADD) lands firmly in the 1970s.
Tuesday, March 3 2009
Tuesday, April 8 2008
While this collection's substance is mostly tangential, it would be unfair to deem it a complete misstep artistically.