Tuesday, October 15 2013
The Jacket is a stellar sampler of 21st century Americana punk, promising big things for the Wild Finish’s future.
There are moments of growing pains on Dead Language, but they never overshadow the highlights here, of which there are many.
A more European-classical sound than the kora collaboration.
Mechanistic meaninglessness; but with a down side.
Monday, October 14 2013
The Men's new EP turns the notion of the acoustic record on its ear. What should sound stripped down actually sounds uniquely lush, rippling out in all directions.
Guitar-and-drums two-piece loses good songs in the mix.
Boston soul/garage king throws his funkiest, greasiest party ever.
Friday, October 11 2013
This EP shows that there's still much to learn about Parquet Courts' shifting sound, but it also shows the limitations of their cleverness.
A work so sustained is an impressive feat but the sounds are so numerous and scattered that, contrary to the spirit of the project, they become anonymous.
Stone consistently surprises with an eclectic batch of songs.
New Ocean is the perfect end of summer soundtrack for younger recently minted singles struggling with what-might-have-been questions and those wizened few who've finally come to terms with their bad livers and broken hearts.
Friday, October 4 2013
The intriguing tracks on Sedayeh Del are all front-loaded.
Things That Used to Shine is an agreeable record, though one without many surprises, particularly if you’re familiar with the '70s singer-songwriter boom.
Composer Caleb Burhans brings the sacred and the secular together for a jam session of the mind.
Drowsy space-country that's good for staring out the window at the rain.
Thursday, October 3 2013
This may just very well be one of the best pieces of dance pop you’ll hear all year.
Garage punks grow up, get glammy on third full-length.
With a sound as sleek and rugged as black leather, North Carolina's Midnight Plus One would be a band not to mess with, if their songs weren't so damn inviting.
NYMPH brands itself as psychedelia but embraces the worst jam-band stereotypes: endless noodling and chaotic noise.
Sunday, September 29 2013
Mixed bag from Boston-area singer-songwriter-fiddle maestro.