Friday, September 12 2014
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.
Thursday, September 4 2014
Idols in the Dark Heart is a beguiling album, one that charms the listener with its refusal to give into or yield towards being anything other than a painting or sculpture in sound.
Wednesday, September 3 2014
This reissue of the band's 2011 EP is the sound of Mutual Benefit at a particular point, displaying a fascination with the moments where pop music and more ethereal textures meet.
Seven Years is a close-to-30-minute blast of lilting folk rock and bracing rockers, which will definitely please people who like variety.
Exquisite, calm, unbudgeable, Quaraishi plucks his way through nine samples of ancient and modern folklore, some of it composed by himself.
Tuesday, September 2 2014
Overall, Let’s Be Ready is quite pleasing and should be an essential purchase for those into Canadian country rock.
For the most part, this is stellar stuff and is on a high orbit way above its peers.
What may seem like improvisation becomes a particular point or a place and moves according to mathematically defined circumstances.
Tuesday, August 26 2014
Thou Or I Or Both is a thrilling start to what looks to be a promising career.