Tuesday, December 8 2009
My indie-pop year 2009 was about young energy and autumnal melancholy, about the rush you feel when you first hear an exciting new band and the bittersweet feeling you get when your favorite band calls it quits.
Tuesday, December 11 2007
2007 was a year of independent thinking, where fresh and experienced bands alike stubbornly set off on their own course.
Thursday, January 26 2006
The Clientele's Alasdair Maclean tells us everything we need to know, from A to K.
Wednesday, July 9 2014
The Clientele were one of the greatest triumphs of the fickle aughts, and also one of the most overlooked successes of indie pop.
Friday, June 27 2014
The Clientele didn't exactly bring their A-game to this exclusive offer from Merge records. Lucky for us, their B-game is still a good one.
Sunday, November 13 2011
The ambition of Pretty Escape is admirable, it but also reveals a gap between what the band is and what they seem to want to be.
Thursday, September 16 2010
Whether it is a last gasp from an unusually consistent band, or merely a palate-clearing exercise pointing the way towards a perhaps more experimental direction to be found on a follow-up LP, Minotaur is buoyed by an excellent front half and a less stellar back end.
Tuesday, October 6 2009
This bittersweet, dreamy album takes all the band's strengths -- both haunting and sublime -- and amplifies them, making for their finest collection to date. And that's saying something.
Wednesday, May 5 2010
This is a bit easier on the eyes compared to red headed children being murdered, isn't it? As part of AV Club's "Undercover" series, the
Tuesday, July 21 2009
The Clientele Bonfires on the Heath (Merge) Releasing: 6 October (US) SONG LIST 01 I Wonder Who We Are 02 Bonfires on the Heath 03 Harvest Time 04 Never Anyone