Thursday, August 21 2014
You Will Eventually Be Forgotten boasts some solid craftsmanship, which is quite endearing, but also has some wretched singing, making the proceeding seem rather average at best.
Wednesday, August 20 2014
Migrations of Glass is a great record, one with as much control as wild abandon, as much structure as borderlessness.
This is a band that just wants to ride a certain lazy feeling, the kind of thing you can down beers to on your back porch.
If you’re looking for something that’s one-of-a-kind in Canadian indie rock, Tara Beier is definitely worth hearing.
Tuesday, August 19 2014
With their debut, Ark Life craft a gorgeous folk rock album steeped in Americana and soul.
This single is proof that there’s still some life in the concept of the double A-side yet, and it's definitely worth a listen.
Sure, We’re All Young Together’s coy naïveté is a put-on, but it’s not too cloying a put-on for this 36-minute, 10-track set.
Monday, August 18 2014
Unabashedly channeling the spirits of ABBA and ELO, Music Go Music return with a huge, hooky dance pop delight.
The EP is ramshackle at best, which is either its most endearing quality or its greatest liability, for all of the songs were recorded in one take.
If you love the blues, and love getting grimy and dirty, this is the perfect encapsulation of the genre for you.
Thursday, August 14 2014
This is a double album par excellence, and confirms that Sassparilla is a band of real mastery of multiple genres.
Shines' music is far too relaxed and blasé to really make an impact.
These five songs are gems and leave one wanting to hear what may come next.
Wednesday, August 13 2014
The Dreamlover EP is, well, quite dreamy and is something to appraise fairly highly.
Not for everyone, but suitable low-fi and scuzzy material for those who wander into this band's garage.
Like its washed-out album cover, there is no sunshine on OH/KY; Pinnell's sorrow and redemption are true enough without glossing them over.
With their latest, Chicago’s Walking Bicycles delivers a bass-driven, heavy album short on runtime and memorable songs.
Tuesday, August 12 2014
“Nice” is perhaps an overused adjective, but it’s the perfect descriptor for Ferrill Gibbs’ brand of music.
This is an EP that transcends the shoegaze genre, and is simply marvelous for what it accomplishes.
It’s telling that there’s a song here titled "Integrity", and this is something that the band seems to possess in spades.