To say that L'Anarchiste is one of the best bands to emerge out of Salt Lake City makes for an awfully reductive statement, as their Sufjan-inspired brand of soulful folk-rock needs to be heard to be believed.
Lifestyle's penultimate track eases the pace and finds fresh nuance and depth in a rock classic, as Silkworm offer their take on the Faces' "Ooh La La".
A love of M83 drove the Lighthouse and the Whaler to their latest bold LP, but so did a love of stealing pirate ships and quitting jobs in order to see Sigur Ros concerts.
Lifestyle's tenth track, the tiny, hard rockin' epic "Dead Air", takes us from Nashville to Paris and captures all of human life in between.
Patrick Sweany used to live in an apartment so close to the bar next door that he could call over and order a drink, then open his window and lean out to pick it up.
With a brilliant and rare lead vocal from Michael Dahlquist, "Around the Outline", Lifestyle's ninth track, takes the listener to a land of darkness, chill, and murder.
Blink and you'll miss it. "Raging Bull", Lifestyle's eighth track, is a masterpiece, a mini-symphony, and nothing less than an example of virtuoso songwriting.
"If Drivin' N' Cryin' sounded as good in the '80s as we do now, we could have been as big as Cinderella." -- Kevn Kinney
"That's Entertainment", the seventh track of Silkworm's seventh album, features a devilish Lothario and guitar solos straight from heaven.
Summer continues in K-pop with July releases from major artists embracing the heat, fun, and wistful nostalgia that comes along with the season.