Monday, February 9 2015
Pinning down Gebhard Ullmann is like trying to have a clean basement -- possible, but damn difficult.
Friday, February 6 2015
It’s been a long road for Nashville singer-songwriter Paul McDonald since his American Idol run, and the emotion on cue in his all-acoustic EP You & I displays that emotion-bound fact in spades.
Thursday, February 5 2015
Watching for Foxes becomes a folk band to watch with their latest EP.
You're aware that they could defect into another sound at any moment.
Friday, January 30 2015
Two old jazz buddies finally get around to doing what they've always wanted to do.
Thursday, January 29 2015
A hodgepodge EP from the "intelligent" electronica producer Andrew Lustman, aka FaltyDL, includes remixes from µ-Ziq and Brrd.
World of Strangers stands as one of 2014's best country records.
Wednesday, January 28 2015
Totem is a bleak, terrifying set, even (or especially) when it’s ominously quiet.
Cowboy Worship is a curious companion piece to Love, and a set of songs that shows Amen Dunes pushing ever slowly forward, without leaving much behind.
Suburban Living splits time between finding its own ground and getting stuck in a dream-pop past.
Tuesday, January 27 2015
Even with all the history built into these songs, Fussell emerges as a vital new singer, musician and torch bearer for every true sound he's come across to now.
The heavy riffs, dynamic contrasts, and general atmosphere make this album an enjoyable listen, but it lacks the musical stickiness that makes the songs linger after it ends.
Wednesday, January 14 2015
Be it a collaboration, a new band, or whatever Brown has going on right now, it's worth a passing look.
A guitar, a bass, and a couple girls who sing in unison, but not quite. It's an unusual setup that works because of the emotionally honest lyrics.
Tuesday, January 13 2015
Fans of First Aid Kit would do well to check out this promising debut.
The Intelligence has been making off-kilter garage rock records for a decade now, and that started with 2004's Boredom and Terror, now reissued by In the Red.
Moyet’s Minutes and Seconds - Live captures some great performances by Moyet with inventive and intensive backing by Garden and McGhee.
Monday, January 12 2015
Chvrches serve up an EP of remixes likely to send you back to their original iterations.
This two-disc collection more modestly focuses on postwar American folk revival tunes.
Monday, January 5 2015
Kai Engel takes a step back from the big canvas to offer up piano sketches. All is still well with neoclassical.