Monday, February 10 2014
Martin Kennedy and company revisit that one All India Radio album that had vocals. It sounds better this time.
In many ways, this record could have come out circa 1965
Wednesday, February 5 2014
Boom Pow Awesome Wow and its lack of fidelity makes Hüsker Dü’s Land Speed Record sound like Steely Dan’s Aja.
Lolawolf are burnin' up for your love.
Latin folky psych-rock from 1968 feels mighty dated now.
Tuesday, February 4 2014
Through the Sparks already have an impressive discography, but this collection shows just how many great sounds exist outside of their proper records.
This album is surely pleasant, but the moments that stick happen when we forget Wauters' ties to his band, the Beets, and there could be more of those moments here.
Joe Pernice, Teenage Fanclub's Norman Blake, and the Sadies' Mike Belitsky give us a lush collection of clever but bittersweet songs on Into the Lime.
Bluegrass/old-timey outfit offers a sophomore disc.
Monday, February 3 2014
This is a solid debut from a confident pair, one with room to grow into this sound, which is far tighter at its core than some of its gossamer layers might suggest.
Strong start, weak middle, so-so finish. And all in just five songs!
This is a platter of pretty good deep-fried rock that feels like the anthems of many a trucker cruising the roads of the Confederacy.
Friday, January 31 2014
Brooklyn four-piece will feed your head.
Thursday, January 30 2014
You can listen to this album and pretty much spot the influence of previous bands of vintage, which is not necessarily a bad thing.
One day Randy Brecker woke up to find himself in a "reunited" Brecker Brothers Band.
Wednesday, January 29 2014
Mt. Royal is an indie rock outfit of its own pedigree, and goes further beyond being a mere Beach House knock off.
It takes more than a gimmick, kids.
Japanese saxophonist Tsuyoshi Niwa gets a little help from Randy Brecker -- not that he really needed it or anything.
Monday, January 27 2014
Sweet Hand of Fate is an irresistible, thundering blend of crunchy blues-rock and grungy beatnik solipsism.
The American Deutsch Bag seven-inch is a smorgasbord of stuff that doesn’t really hang together or make a whole lot of sense.