Monday, August 16 2010
Two young forces in Americana songwriting made for a pleasant Sunday night on Governor’s Island in New York Harbor.
Wednesday, June 19 2013
Darkwave luminary Lycia had its 1996 album, Cold, issued on LP for the first time recently, and with the band's first full-length in a decade due for release in August, Cold's reappearance is a timely reminder of Lycia's legacy in the sphere of bewitchingly mournful music.
Working through the darkness to see the light, Jason Isbell reflects and bares his soul on the mesmerizing Southeastern.
After such a promising set with 2010's Shout It Out, the brothers Hanson present a disappointing, rock-leaning record that has few bright spots.
Limited to 3,000 copies, this is a brilliant experiment in guitar noise, not in entertainment.
Tuesday, June 18 2013
A decade after the release of their million+ selling Give Up, the Postal Service reunite for an arena victory run, though no new album is in sight.
Democracy of Sound examines the roles of piracy and copyright law in the last century and has something to say about the fate of both in this century.
The buzz around the album is that it’s a little more experimental, with the band dabbling in a wider sonic palette for maximum creative expression while also tapping into how the talent in the band adds up to a greater whole than the sum of its parts.
British television viewers are hungry for cutting edge programs -- most only available legally in the United States. But will the BBC listen?
Sigur Rós' "dark album", Kveikur, doesn't do much to push the Icelandic band into new sonic territory, but it does refine its decades-tested style in the best way possible.