Capsule Reviews

Thursday, April 16 2015

Seth Glier: If I Could Change One Thing

Seth Glier abstains from pretense and offers instead an album filled unbridled pop perfection.

Wednesday, April 15 2015

Michael Vincent Waller: The South Shore

Michael Vincent Waller gently expands the limits of his sounds and the quantity of his compositions.

Jimmy Edgar: Fabriclive 79

The Detroit house producer's Fabriclive entry allows him to show off his own Ultramajic label.

Elliphant: One More

An EP that'll stay with you...even if you don't have an elephant's memory.

Monday, April 13 2015

Strange Wilds: Standing

Strange Wilds' first single for Sub Pop introduces a unique band, one we're ready to hear more from.

Yuta Nagashima: White Sleep

Get lost in an overall feeling and mood that becomes more complex the longer you stay there.

Wednesday, April 8 2015

April Verch: The Newpart

All in all, The Newpart represents Verch in tip-top musical shape, albeit in ex post facto force.

Tuesday, April 7 2015

Peter Katz: We Are the Reckoning

The Juno nominee proves that he still has what it takes to innovate in We Are the Reckoning.

Timbre: Sun & Moon

Ambitious, beautiful indie pop and alt-classical concept album creates sonic images of dark and light, sun and moon.

Monday, April 6 2015

Treasure Fleet: The Sun Machine

The Sun Machine is an entertaining pastiche of songs heavily influenced by various rock acts of the '60s and '70s.

Tuesday, March 24 2015

Subtle Lip Can: Reflective Drime

A Canadian trio has come to put a little spring in your step. No, it's not Rush.

Monday, March 23 2015

George Ezra: Wanted on Voyage

In Wanted on Voyage, George Ezra makes his mark on the industry as a worthy addition to fill a dense void in the post-folk movement.

Johan Agebjörn: Notes

Notes from the (Pop) Underground.

Tuesday, March 17 2015

Albert “Tootie” Heath Trio: Philadelphia Beat

The Tootie trio leave their stamp on the jazz world, with a few extra tricks up their sleeve, in Philadelphia Beat.

Thursday, March 12 2015

Erik Deutsch: Outlaw Jazz

The New York keyboard extraordinaire reasserts himself to the top of the heap with the uncanny fusion of country and jazz.

Monday, March 9 2015

Belle Ghoul: Rabbit’s Moon & Doomsday

Dark-tinged indie pop strikes a rare balance between being invigoratingly fun and pensively moving.

Thursday, March 5 2015

Jeremy Danneman: Lady Boom Boom

A funky jazz album about atonement, forgiveness, war, peace, liberation, love, death and sex... or so we're told.

Monday, March 2 2015

Pile: You’re Better Than This

Pile finally return to the studio, foaming at the mouth, after last year's excellent "Special Snowflakes" single.

Thursday, February 26 2015

Aine O’Dwyer: Music For Church Cleaners Vol. I and II

On Music for Church Cleaners Vol. I and II, O'Dywer, normally a harpist, brings her melodic sense of improvisation to the pipe organ.

Monday, February 23 2015

Keath Mead: Sunday Dinner

On his sweetly laid-back debut, Mead meanders back and forth between finding his own voice and standing on the shoulders of giants.

//Mixed media

Authenticity Issues and the New Intimacies

// Marginal Utility

"The social-media companies have largely succeeded in persuading users of their platforms' neutrality. What we fail to see is that these new identities are no less contingent and dictated to us then the ones circumscribed by tradition; only now the constraints are imposed by for-profit companies in explicit service of gain.

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