Monday, December 20 2010
A British musician sings a line, an Indian picks up the line and shoots it off into a Sufi-esque corkscrew.
Monday, November 29 2010
Fear not, skeptics of holiday music: it gets better!
Tuesday, November 23 2010
Monday, November 15 2010
From the album cover depicting a starry night sky right down to the lyric sheet, there is an infatuation with the heavens that gives the record an underlying dreamy theme.
Friday, November 12 2010
Lake Street Dive is an astonishingly strong record, one that at times recalls the work of mid-period Chicago or Steely Dan or any variety of ‘70s AM-radio gold staples.
Thursday, October 21 2010
Franklin Bruno proves himself an integral part of this collaboration with John Darnielle of the Mountain Goats.
Friday, October 15 2010
The result comes off as a sort of mostly acoustic tapestry in which the trio takes turns singing and playing each other's music. Conceptually, this is a sweet idea. In practice, the three performers are not of equal talent.
Monday, October 4 2010
The Tallest Man on Earth, though solo, had no problems selling out Webster Hall Monday night or conveying complete control alone onstage.
Friday, September 24 2010
Arab Strap has their first two albums reissued and expanded, offering fans an opportunity to revisit the early work of the outstanding, and legendarily morbid, Scottish folk act.
Wednesday, September 1 2010
The admission of more rawness, grit, earthiness, would have been welcome.