Monday, June 16 2014
Customer satisfaction almost universal on this one.
Eyelids has a wealth of experience to draw from, but on the band's first release, the players use all that history not to borrow but to shape that experience into a new, fresh sound.
Friday, June 13 2014
New EP from the revamped Dirty Aces a raucous and loud success.
Limp, insipid melodies, listless vocal performances, and impossibly precise arrangements make for a dreadfully dull listen.
Bad Cop/Bad Cop charges through these four songs with a combination of punk fury and pop sweetness.
There is no standout track on Yung Archetype. They're all standouts in their own way, as individual as their creator.
Thursday, June 12 2014
The best parts of Ride the Black Wave uses the band's experimental streak and easy charisma to create internal tensions in otherwise breezy tunes.
Execution is king here.
There simply isn't enough to make this installment in the 4AD Session series more than just a mild curiosity.
No-nonsense three-piece kicks out the jams.
Wednesday, June 11 2014
The best trick on the debut album from Toronto's Greys is the way the band can strip away the howling vocals and chunky guitars to show a sneaky pop sensibility behind these songs.
Tuesday, June 10 2014
Younger Prima steps back into his old man’s shoes with mixed results.
This is simply a very, very pretty collection of low key songs that you can use to lull your children to sleep.
On Christmas Island, the band's version of buzzing, barbed folk-pop gets a slight bit more polish, and in turn the dose becomes more potent, though its effect is uneven.
Rhode Island doomsters aren't interested in pushing the envelope.
Friday, June 6 2014
Released in 1982 on Flying Nun, this defiant, catchy, and all-too-brief EP delivers its angst with tense fury.
One cold, sensual slab of synth rock.
Dallas-based experimental group explores its appropriately atmospheric aural palette on Rural Pain.
Duo presents another great album of gutsy folk.
Wednesday, June 4 2014
Wooden Wand’s bread and butter: elliptical, leisurely paced gothic folk-rock, custom-made for slate-gray Sunday afternoons.