Monday, May 12 2014
The Escape Acts EP is probably best suited for longtime fans; merely a passable excursion that takes its time to get to music that sears and lingers with the listener.
So long Slobber Pup, hello Plymouth. Actually, can we have Slobber Pup back now?
A fans-only (mostly?) collection of "rare and under-released" tracks.
Friday, May 9 2014
Tethering is one of those guilty pleasure records that you might cycle through on repeat: hardly innovative, but highly enjoyable nonetheless.
Swedish duo does thoughtful rock right on their gleaming fourth album.
New as Dew shows the growth of Ruby the RabbitFoot as an assured songwriter.
Thursday, May 8 2014
Pere and Sharp don't have the mutually attacking relationship that you hear in some flamenco partnerships.
Chat Noir thrive on a formula that isn't just unique, it's also incredible.
A rather anomalous post-rock release from Slumberland, a label better know for its twee and noise pop groups than the work of this London-based post-rock supergroup.
Wednesday, May 7 2014
With their sophomore release, Philadelphia’s Kite Party attempts to suss out the contemporary notion of what it means to grow up.
Retro-gazing electronic pop of the broad-stroked, emotive variety, the debut LP of Berlin-based, Dutch musician Thomas Azier is one of the most confident debuts by a male electronic artist in ages.
Her parents were born in the Western Sahara, and the temptation will be to lump her in with the desert blues-rock bands that sprang from the same region.
Tuesday, May 6 2014
This is an album best played after the kids have been put to bed, and you want to relax and unwind after a particularly taxing day.
Andy Summers teams up with Rob Giles to make an album of '80s-style rock. If those two names are exciting to you, then get this now. Otherwise, only big fans of middle of the road '80s rock will find enough here to get excited about.
Monday, May 5 2014
This is music deconstructed so far down that it somehow found itself in hell.
Over the course of the Modern Accent EP, you may be reaching for comparisons to such ‘80s acts as the Cure, New Order, Joy Division and the Pixies.
Very listenable crunchy stoner metal from Sweden's top (only?) desert rock band.
Thursday, May 1 2014
The Kooks seem more comfortable than ever in their new '70s funk-inspired sound
More "sonic art" than actual music (for Arabs, or anybody else).
Wednesday, April 30 2014
Detroit quartet serves up a record of nostalgia-tinged darkness surrounded by a corona of light.