Tuesday, February 11 2014
It's playful, smart, and technically impressive, and only sort of like a traditional thumbscrew.
There's something uniform and satisfying about the sound of Woodsman, a controlled yet vital exploration of space and texture.
Ranging from sticky sweet to bitingly tart, the Suadade EP is a range of feelings that offer the promise of a talent to look forward to.
Monday, February 10 2014
On the heels of break-out album Major Arcana, this EP tells the story of a band in constant, subtle evolution.
Martin Kennedy and company revisit that one All India Radio album that had vocals. It sounds better this time.
In many ways, this record could have come out circa 1965
Wednesday, February 5 2014
Boom Pow Awesome Wow and its lack of fidelity makes Hüsker Dü’s Land Speed Record sound like Steely Dan’s Aja.
Lolawolf are burnin' up for your love.
Latin folky psych-rock from 1968 feels mighty dated now.
Tuesday, February 4 2014
Through the Sparks already have an impressive discography, but this collection shows just how many great sounds exist outside of their proper records.
This album is surely pleasant, but the moments that stick happen when we forget Wauters' ties to his band, the Beets, and there could be more of those moments here.
Joe Pernice, Teenage Fanclub's Norman Blake, and the Sadies' Mike Belitsky give us a lush collection of clever but bittersweet songs on Into the Lime.
Bluegrass/old-timey outfit offers a sophomore disc.
Monday, February 3 2014
This is a solid debut from a confident pair, one with room to grow into this sound, which is far tighter at its core than some of its gossamer layers might suggest.
Strong start, weak middle, so-so finish. And all in just five songs!
This is a platter of pretty good deep-fried rock that feels like the anthems of many a trucker cruising the roads of the Confederacy.
Friday, January 31 2014
Brooklyn four-piece will feed your head.
Thursday, January 30 2014
You can listen to this album and pretty much spot the influence of previous bands of vintage, which is not necessarily a bad thing.
One day Randy Brecker woke up to find himself in a "reunited" Brecker Brothers Band.
Wednesday, January 29 2014
Mt. Royal is an indie rock outfit of its own pedigree, and goes further beyond being a mere Beach House knock off.