Wednesday, January 29 2014
Mt. Royal is an indie rock outfit of its own pedigree, and goes further beyond being a mere Beach House knock off.
It takes more than a gimmick, kids.
Japanese saxophonist Tsuyoshi Niwa gets a little help from Randy Brecker -- not that he really needed it or anything.
Monday, January 27 2014
Sweet Hand of Fate is an irresistible, thundering blend of crunchy blues-rock and grungy beatnik solipsism.
The American Deutsch Bag seven-inch is a smorgasbord of stuff that doesn’t really hang together or make a whole lot of sense.
Crowd-moving synth polkas are fast, cheap and way better than they need to be.
The ghost of Hendrix is just as apparent as Muddy Waters.
Friday, January 24 2014
The perfect melding of blackened doom metal, enhanced by gloomy and melancholy undertones.
Thursday, January 23 2014
They haven’t totally lost their 1950s pop-rock gleam, but Tennis bulks up their sound.
On their debut, the German synth-poppers party and mope like it's 1983.
Nothing new here, but entertaining nevertheless.
Tuesday, January 21 2014
Toledo duo Silent Lions perfect nocturnal, spookhouse groove with sophomore EP.
Burkhard Stangl strangles his guitar sound to give you the impression of a series of unfinished paintings.
Mass. Grave achieves an expansive snarl, as this trio builds on its considerable talents and musical past to make a darkly energetic and endlessly rewarding record.
Many students went to college in the '60s, but Burton Greene actually took them to school.
Friday, January 17 2014
Here it is, acoustic jazz at its quietest. You'll almost forget just how complex it is.
They want to be the next Paramore while also being the next No Doubt and Katy Perry. Not quite, guys.
It shows how pervasive religious songs were in this time and place, but is also unique in what a diverse collection of music it is.
Afrobeat, reggae, cumbia, tropicalia and shivs of disco sass.
Thursday, January 16 2014
Wacky folk duo Loves It draws deep from a wild variety of genres for their second album and demonstrate an incredibly broad emotional palette to boot.