Wednesday, June 4 2014
Wooden Wand’s bread and butter: elliptical, leisurely paced gothic folk-rock, custom-made for slate-gray Sunday afternoons.
D.Y.I. is an exciting, frenetic rock record, the kind that can rev you up in the moment, but keep you thinking long after the record ends.
The German techno vets tackle post-punk obscurity on their latest EP.
Dingbats is a confidently played and exciting pop record, aware enough and dynamic enough to explore without painting itself into some revivalist corner.
Monday, June 2 2014
If there’s anything to be said of Rescuer, a Tampa-based band, it's that they certainly play LOUD.
Indie rock's best-kept-secret's hot streak continues unabated.
Rapper Mondo Marcio revisits the golden age of Italian pop on his newest offering.
Sometimes, the middle of the road is just fine.
Thursday, May 29 2014
Fans of indie rock will find much to enjoy here.
With its first in a series for Underwater Peoples, Three Legged Race seeks to score a dystopian, subterranean future. How you feel about this notion will determine how you feel about the album itself.
Wise words welded to ecstatic energy, often all in the space of one song.
Sturdy '90s-style indie rock.
Tuesday, May 27 2014
Until We Are Ghosts play hard and fast, but they are also interested in dynamics, sometimes within the same song.
Long admired for its live show, Howlin' Rain captures that experience, classic rock homage and all, on the hour-plus Live Rain set.
Not a whole lot unexpected here, but that's just fine.
A record of family and togetherness, uplifting as well as contemplative.
Thursday, May 22 2014
This is Mesa Ritual's first full length-album, and where they go from here is anybody's wild, wild guess.
An EP of catchy synth-pop songs whose most ambitious track is undermined by unfortunate lyrical choices.
Scotland's boy-wonder gets all chest-beating and angst-filled.
This is a solid and surprising set from a band that confronts us by pulling us into its wandering sound.