Thursday, December 29 2011
The year's best new and emerging artists range across the musical spectrum from forward thinking R&B to classic soul, from a bevy of exciting new hip-hop talent to great new hopes for indie rock and Americana. 2011 shows that music is always pushing forward even as it dips into the past.
Thursday, November 10 2011
Wowing the world with their early singles and crafting a sound that mixes radio-ready beats with abstract guitar sounds, Gauntlet Hair retreated to their grandma's empty house to record one of the most forward-looking rock albums in some time ...
Thursday, July 18 2013
On Stills, Gauntlet Hair is better off when it's delving into its subconscious pop instincts, instead of exploring its dark side.
Wednesday, October 19 2011
In 35 charged minutes, Gauntlet Hair never relents. These are dance songs, but they've also got a ragged rock feel. They bounce but they also shred in their own, echo-y way.
Tuesday, August 6 2013
We called this avant-rock duo ones to watch in 2011, and boy were we right: the pair's new disc is a fascinating mixture of classic songwriting and textural ambiance. Answering PopMatters' 20 Questions, the band reveals a personal affinity with Charlie Brown and how the two biggest constants in their lives are "cigarettes and turkey sandwiches" ...
Sunday, October 23 2011
The Windish Agency showcase brought electro-pop wunderkinds Purity Ring, perhaps the finest new band CMJ 2011 has to offer, to the stage, along with a nicely eclectic roster of other acts.