Tuesday, June 4 2013
New York pop duo Savoir Adore return with an album that is rich with pop gems, but far outstays its welcome at almost 60 minutes.
Friday, April 26 2013
Chicago's artfully embellished trio My Gold Mask deliver style, panache, and otherworldy grooves with eerie ease.
Tuesday, April 2 2013
For Parquet Courts, "slacker" isn't just a lifestyle, it's a full-blown worldview and in Light Up Gold, they play like revolutionaries.
Monday, September 10 2012
New York is a symbol that claws its way into the core of stories. It's never just a set piece, never just a grid of architecture. It's a city of multitudes, madness, and muddied values.
Wednesday, October 5 2011
In many ways, the last few years have been defined by pop-culture throwbacks. Now Brooklyn’s Bandana Splits arrive to provide their spin on 50s and 60s bubblegum pop and doo-wop. The result is a respectable diversion, reviving, but not innovating, the genre.
Wednesday, September 28 2011
Those songs are meant to have an edge. Do Brooklynites really not understand the meaning of "snarky"?
Monday, September 26 2011
Like a cross between Vandaveer, the Decemberists and Sufjan Stevens, Brooklyn songwriter Argyle Johansen [a.k.a. John F. Wentz] hammers his way into your ears with the multi-layered textures from Inner Demo(n)s, his latest album.
The folkloric Brooklyn band of indie rock fame return almost five years later with their third and most cohesive LP.
Monday, September 12 2011
Lackluster compared to other indie releases coming straight out of Brooklyn.
Thursday, August 11 2011
Those curious about mood music that upends one's emotions rather than calming them down may welcome this shambling trip into interstellar breakdown, rather than overdrive.