Tuesday, May 20 2014
This album is basically a producer’s showcase of what can be done in the studio with a deft hand in the songwriting department.
Monday, May 19 2014
Australia’s Full Ugly delivers the perfect soundtrack to the laziest of summer afternoons with their debut release.
Slough off the calloused riffs and pedal steel accents and Heavy Reverie reveals itself to be a collection of disguised power-pop songs that worm their way into your feet and brain.
New Madrid pull off so many seeming opposites at once on the impressive Sunswimmer.
Friday, May 16 2014
On this reissue of the band's 1986 debut, the Queen Annes prove themselves an energetic band with some solid songs, though this isn't the unearthed classic it wants to be.
With their third album, Halifax, Nova Scotia’s Cousins create big, beautiful dirty pop music that is as much of the moment as it is aware of its own musical lineage.
Swiss drum and organ/synth duo debut in fine form, ably mixing and matching styles on their first full length.
A better than decent punk band named after the former NBA journeyman. Sadly, not a musical project from the man himself.
Thursday, May 15 2014
Chew's latest adds up to a classic sort of rock 'n' roll that's equally fit for a theater or a bar.
Good Vibes in Fashion Swimwear is far more than the sum of its spare parts.
Tuesday, May 13 2014
With C’mon Egg, Will Georgantas’ Thunderegg delivers a collection of good to great songs of the indie varietal.
Father John Misty bassist crafts elegant album of psychedelic grandeur.
Excitement and speed is OK, but the whole thing seems so hollow.
Monday, May 12 2014
Debut release from Oberhofer guitarist Matthew Scheiner’s side project is genre-melding dance pop perfection.
The Escape Acts EP is probably best suited for longtime fans; merely a passable excursion that takes its time to get to music that sears and lingers with the listener.
So long Slobber Pup, hello Plymouth. Actually, can we have Slobber Pup back now?
A fans-only (mostly?) collection of "rare and under-released" tracks.
Friday, May 9 2014
Tethering is one of those guilty pleasure records that you might cycle through on repeat: hardly innovative, but highly enjoyable nonetheless.
Swedish duo does thoughtful rock right on their gleaming fourth album.
New as Dew shows the growth of Ruby the RabbitFoot as an assured songwriter.