Capsule Reviews

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.

Thursday, February 19 2015

Manika Kaur: I Bow to You Waheguru

Kirtan for Causes: How one Sikh from Australia is promoting world peace through music.

Wednesday, February 18 2015

The Delta Routine: You and Your Lion

The Delta Routine reinstates its indie rock precedence on their fourth studio release.

Monday, February 16 2015

Quartet Base: Le Diapason

You'd think that Quartet Base would be too convoluted for take off.

S. Carey: Supermoon EP

A perigee-syzygy inspires this reflective collection of reworked album tracks.

Thursday, February 12 2015

Ryan Adams: No Shadow

Studio action from Ryan Adams and Johnny Depp.

Wednesday, February 11 2015

Alana Yorke: Dream Magic

Alana Yorke could be described as an ambient-leaning Cat Power, a darker, rawer Enya, or a Florence and the Machine on the down low.

Mogwai: Music Industry 3 Fitness Industry 1 EP

Mogwai follow up their nervy electro album with a mildly electro EP. A stepchild, but still wanted.

Tuesday, February 10 2015

Frode Haltli: Vagabonde Blu

A solo accordion album recorded over someone's dead body.

Monday, February 9 2015

Gebhard Ullmann Basement Research: Hat and Shoes

Pinning down Gebhard Ullmann is like trying to have a clean basement -- possible, but damn difficult.

Friday, February 6 2015

Paul McDonald: You & I - Acoustic EP

It’s been a long road for Nashville singer-songwriter Paul McDonald since his American Idol run, and the emotion on cue in his all-acoustic EP You & I displays that emotion-bound fact in spades.

Thursday, February 5 2015

Watching for Foxes: Until the Winter Comes

Watching for Foxes becomes a folk band to watch with their latest EP.

//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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