Thursday, June 19 2014
New York’s Emmy Wildwood is one fashionable indie rock goddess.
Wednesday, June 18 2014
Treating listeners to tropical pop reggae and dub, this record resoundingly contains all of these elements, and more.
Rosabi is of a piece with Barwick's other recordings but continues to push the limits, making this four-song release far more ambitious and generous than it seems on its face.
A pleasing affair, and not much else.
None of the megafamous names are on here, but nobody's going to miss them.
Tuesday, June 17 2014
The How Good Does It Feel EP feels pretty darn good, and listeners looking for the next big thing should be tempted to go out and search these guys out.
The solid Idyllwild is further evidence that the Australian singer can be both comfortable in her own skin and restless enough to push her boundaries.
Monday, June 16 2014
Ry Cooder + Raw Rhythms = Radio Moscow.
A veritable melting pot of post-punk styles, Stick Against Stone’s bootleg recording shows a rather raucous group in its creative element.
Customer satisfaction almost universal on this one.
Eyelids has a wealth of experience to draw from, but on the band's first release, the players use all that history not to borrow but to shape that experience into a new, fresh sound.
Friday, June 13 2014
New EP from the revamped Dirty Aces a raucous and loud success.
Limp, insipid melodies, listless vocal performances, and impossibly precise arrangements make for a dreadfully dull listen.
Bad Cop/Bad Cop charges through these four songs with a combination of punk fury and pop sweetness.
There is no standout track on Yung Archetype. They're all standouts in their own way, as individual as their creator.
Thursday, June 12 2014
The best parts of Ride the Black Wave uses the band's experimental streak and easy charisma to create internal tensions in otherwise breezy tunes.
Execution is king here.
There simply isn't enough to make this installment in the 4AD Session series more than just a mild curiosity.
No-nonsense three-piece kicks out the jams.
Wednesday, June 11 2014
The best trick on the debut album from Toronto's Greys is the way the band can strip away the howling vocals and chunky guitars to show a sneaky pop sensibility behind these songs.