Thursday, November 20 2014
Astrakhan is a band you’d better pay attention to, because they’re kicking down doors, taking names, and making some absolutely furious and fuzzy rock.
Bones of Things is a great platter and a welcome addition to an already storied career.
You'll best appreciate this when you’re just concentrating on the music and the beats from this Montreal DJ, rather than his sexist lyrics.
Salt burns fast but fiercely, leaving its carbon traces smeared on everything it touches.
Acid jazz was there before, but now it takes over.
Wednesday, November 19 2014
Despite declarations of laziness, Native America’s Grown Up Wrong is an easy success.
This is an LP to bounce along to, whether it’s in your car or in your bedroom.
Basically, Ground Zero is a kind of mindless metal album.
This album is better for chasing away bad colds than chicken noodle soup.
Monday, November 17 2014
If you like ‘70s music with the hint of a modern edge, Bart By Bart will more than fit the bill.
Have you ever wanted to hear “Over the Rainbow” played on a blues harmonica? Well, here’s your chance!
An independent artist looking for ears. You'd do well to lend him yours for a listen.
Calgary, Alberta’s Open Sails is essentially an Evanescence clone, but a pretty good clone at that.
Thursday, November 13 2014
There’s much to like about this group’s sound, direction and weightiness, but the poor production really undercuts the meatiness of their material.
Wednesday, November 12 2014
While hardline punkers may take exception, the cross-pollination of the songs herein with doo-wop and classic R&B makes the M.I kool-aid go down a bit smoother than you might expect.
Monday, November 10 2014
Indeed, this material will get all up in your head. And Seaway will, I’m hopeful, open the locks and let more ships of music through in the future.
With their latest, Brooklyn-based genre-hoppers Dinosaur Feathers take on '80s R&B with aplomb.
The imbalance of intricacy and overproduction leaves Give Me Noise stuck between moments of promise and larger swaths of limitation.
Thursday, November 6 2014
This is a callout to an impressive and crucial female artist who aptly puts the pop in modern day pop music.
Together, Stern and Johnson turn in a wickedly tasteful shred fest that will appeal more to those with an affinity for exceptional six-string playing than average listeners.