Thursday, May 1 2014
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.
The debut release from James Supercave takes many twists and turns, but ends up both enjoyable and intriguing
Like the Secret deodorant, these are songs that might be strong enough for a man, but were really made for women.
Supersuckers want you to rock on.
Tuesday, April 29 2014
This effort leaves you wanting to hear more of what this artist can do with his pen, even if it sounds like he’s rather unsure of which direction he wants to go in.
Turns out it takes just two guitars, a keyboard and drums to redefine how jazz and hip-hop are to intersect.
Pulsing isn't the best entrypoint into the Danish beatmaker's body of work, but as a prelude to the impending full-length, it does its job admirably.
Summertime confections that go down easy
Monday, April 28 2014
Early Riser is strong output, and deserving of any laurels and accolades thrown its way.
Chicago power-popper Powell's got some girl troubles, man, on his band's third full-length.
Thursday, April 24 2014
DWNTWN has its moments, but fails to differentiate itself in an already crowded genre
Throwback band outdoes its ancestors
Unless you’re a proponent of post-rock, dream pop, or shoegaze sounds, this one more than merits a pass.
Walker shows herself to be not just a talented songwriter, but a truly thoughtful voice, the sort of artist who seems to know something about the world, and who’s willing to share the knowledge in song.
Tuesday, April 22 2014
There are jazz trios, and then there are these guys.
Friday, April 18 2014
The third album by Echaskech, their first since 2009's Shatterproof, sees London producers Dom Hoare and Andy Gillham honing their sound craft with immersive results.
You've heard piano and guitar duet albums. This one goes off into a blue yonder.
The saxophone and drum duo of Sax Ruins resembles a simultaneously intriguing and unholy combination of free jazz and heavy metal.
Thursday, April 17 2014
Stanton Moore goes back to acoustic jazz, but he couldn't shake off the funk beats if he tried.