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.
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.
This EP is an intriguing concoction, even though it doesn’t rise above its obvious influences.
A band named the Workers have an album named Gravel. You can draw your own conclusions from there.
Wednesday, November 5 2014
Experimental pop group Virginia Wing fulfills the promise of their early releases with this, their debut full-length.
Buy this EP if you’re fondly nostalgic for ‘90s alt-rock done dance-style, and stick around for some highly entertaining and engaging electonic songs that stand up in their own right.
Tuesday, November 4 2014
When they let the music carry the day over the lyrics, Major League is a volatile rock act with a subtle streak.
Shauli Einav has been overcome by the city of love and light. Everyone benefits.
Live is a fun disc, full of hip swaying boogies.
Travis Laplante's new band couldn't have come up with a better name for the debut if they tried.
Thursday, October 30 2014
Valse 333 is art, accessibly weird and wonderful art, and a real bonbon for those who savour richness in their music.
Looking around for translations of the Portuguese lyrics, I find out that I've been listening to her request kisses from a beer-wet mouth.
Icy beats, glimmering guitar lines, and subtly flowing melodies meld into a chillwave atmosphere on Albany duo's new EP.
Anyone looking for the secret ingredient in maple syrup might want to check these guys out, as, once you boil their music down, it’s pretty sweet.
Monday, October 27 2014
On the band's new EP, Ought proves it is a band without borders, one that can pull in all directions without snapping.
If you’re looking for a sonic adventure, and love the sound and warmth of old analog records mixed in with squelchy keyboard sounds, look no further.