Thursday, November 11 2010
Lake Street Dive is an astonishingly strong record, one that at times recalls the work of mid-period Chicago or Steely Dan or any variety of ‘70s AM-radio gold staples.
The exhilarating world of podcasting opens up new opportunities for pop culture analysis in the relatively young medium. Here is a list of ten particularly rewarding podcasts covering the worlds of film, television, music, and literature.
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.
Monday, October 18 2010
Goose are on the hunt, they’re after you, and they probably smell like they sound: Jäger shots and sweat.
Wednesday, October 13 2010
In which we enumerate those aspects of hip-hop band ¡Mayday! that are really, really annoying.