Thursday, July 10 2014
I is a rare, generous album, one that doesn't latch on to what is lost but instead focuses on what could be found.
If you’re into or even remotely interested in folk rock, this is the EP for you.
The opening song feels like a traditional folk song, but not; an impression that carries through the album.
Wednesday, July 9 2014
This is the sound of a band making waves, and, despite its slight faults, it’s largely enjoyable and a soundtrack to your next backyard summer barbeque.
Typical Systems succeeds on good songcraft and -- most importantly -- heavy and convincing emotional weight.
Austin-based fivesome does its part to save rock 'n' roll.
Tuesday, July 8 2014
Cassette both promises future growth from the band and delivers a hear-and-now exciting set of tunes.
Fo/mo/deep keeps on the straight-and-narrow, giving their most concise set of funky jazz thus far.
Alfredo Rodríguez keeps jazz flourishing on progressive sophomore LP The Invasion Parade.
Monday, July 7 2014
On Days of Being Wild, Kivel's first record for the Woodsist label, he uses percussion and layered guitars to stretch out his folk-pop songs in new ways.
Dan Melchior und Das Menace continue to explore their lo-fi eccentricities, adding yet another to an ever-expanding, wildly prolific catalog.
Some Knives, Herring's first album in five years, travels an uneasy road and leans into the ruts all the way.
Monday, June 30 2014
Topshelf Records continues its foray into 21st century emotive angst with My Fictions’ punishing Stranger Songs.
Friday, June 27 2014
Departure is an ambitious and brave debut, one that reveals a lot of promise and an awfully big sound for just two players.
The Clientele didn't exactly bring their A-game to this exclusive offer from Merge records. Lucky for us, their B-game is still a good one.
Yup, they really are twins, and they really are named Shook.
Vibrant gospel album burns bright at first, then fizzles.
Wednesday, June 25 2014
Young hearts run free on New York duo's intriguing analog travelogue.
Once again, Panic! trade in guitars for keyboards on an EP that features outtakes from their 2013 fourth studio album.
Alternate Worlds is yet another EP of remixes or reimagination that fails to make much of a mark.