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Monday, December 8 2014

The Top 10 Overlooked Albums of 2014

The finest of the unsung in 2014 remind us of the power of experimentation and tradition, energy and intricacy, discovery and getting lost.

Thursday, May 1 2014

Listening Ahead: Upcoming Music Releases for May 2014

Get the early word on highly anticipated albums from tUnE-yArDs, Swans, and Owen Pallett, along with a comprehensive list of May's new releases.


Wednesday, June 4 2014

Wooden Wand: Farmer's Corner

Wooden Wand’s bread and butter: elliptical, leisurely paced gothic folk-rock, custom-made for slate-gray Sunday afternoons.

Thursday, January 10 2013

Wooden Wand: Blood Oaths of the New Blues

The space around these songs belies Toth's focus on the past and implies it is ever-fading, further away today than it was yesterday.

Thursday, April 19 2012

Wooden Wand: Briarwood (Deluxe Edition)

While an extra disc of demos might seem to be an interesting counterpart to an album already making the rounds, coming just five months after the initial release of said album might have fans wondering what, exactly, is the point?

Monday, November 21 2011

Wooden Wand & the Briarwood Virgins: Briarwood

Whether this is a fleeting experiment or a new direction in his music, it's nice to see James Jackson Toth in this spot, where the past finally seems passed, and the future is bright, if still uncertain.

Wednesday, October 27 2010

Wooden Wand: Death Seat

With Death Seat, Toth seems to have finally struck the perfect balance between raw nerve and shaped experience.


Friday, April 11 2014

Wooden Wand - "Alpha Dawn" (stream) (PopMatters Premiere)

Wooden Wand's James Jackson Toth releases his new album, Farmer's Corner, in May on Fire Records

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