Reviews // 2 Articles
Blogs // 2 Articles
The Best New and Emerging Artists of 2011
29 Dec 2011 // 4:00 PM
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.
"I'm Doing My Best to Make It Unrelatable": An Interview with Gauntlet Hair
10 Nov 2011 // 1:10 AM
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 ...
Gauntlet Hair: Stills
18 Jul 2013 // 6:05 PM
On Stills, Gauntlet Hair is better off when it's delving into its subconscious pop instincts, instead of exploring its dark side.
Gauntlet Hair: Gauntlet Hair
19 Oct 2011 // 5:00 PM
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.
20 Questions: Gauntlet Hair
6 Aug 2013 // 4:00 AM
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" ...
CMJ 2011: Purity Ring + Gauntlet Hair + Electric Guest
24 Oct 2011 // 12:06 AM
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.