Tuesday, September 16 2014
Just Enough Hip to Be Woman is more than hip, it’s simply glorious.
The band's debut, Ride Your Heart, was focused, but For the Feel shows that Bleached can take that focus wherever it wants.
Famous Last Words is an enjoyable group, but they aren’t going to light the metal world on fire with originality.
Monday, September 15 2014
This is staggering, heart-wrenchingly beautiful music for just about anyone interested in modern electronica.
Forget I Brought It Up, his new album for No Sleep, pushes Gordon's sound into full on brooding pop-punk.
With a sound that is neither mellow nor frantic, this mostly-Norwegian trio continues to hone their thing on Arise.
Friday, September 12 2014
Smoke Lake is a good bet for those seeking maturity and wisdom at the hands of such a young woman.
AMBDS is a musical adventure, a trip into the heavens and the inner mind.
Cuong Vu and Richard Karpen join forces to pay tribute to Duke Ellington and Billy Strayhorn in the most unusual of ways.
Thursday, September 11 2014
Resurgence is highly commendable and those looking for great production techniques in their hard rock and metal are going to gobble this up.
Olga, despite its missteps, is a great entry point for the rap neophyte.
Austin, Texas, long-running garage-pop fivesome welcomes a brand new day that started sometime around 1967.
Wednesday, September 10 2014
North Carolina's Flesh Wounds is one of the most volatile and infectious rock acts working, and their new, eponymous full-length flat-out shreds.
Full of crunchy pop-rock hooks, this album delivers, even if it might be a little on the samey side.
One of the most radically bewildering symbioses of voice and field recording I've ever heard.
Tuesday, September 9 2014
Two girls. A guy. Vocals. A vintage drum machine. Guitar. Keyboard. And that's it.
Soaring reggae vocals over a nicely varied bunch of new-school dub riddims from Lee "Scratch" and new associate Iguana.
Plenty of grinding jangle on the debut solo album from this talented Malian guitarist.
Friday, September 5 2014
If you’re into art rock in any remote way, you’re bound to enjoy the boundless pleasures that Tommy Alto has to offer.
This is lazy, hazy stuff to daydream to on a day as vapour trails from the exhaust of commercial passenger planes flying overhead on a bright, sunny day.