Thursday, May 16 2013
Kitchen-sink approach, uh, sinks the indie pop Luxury Liners
Wednesday, May 15 2013
Chicago indie rockers top last year's solid Pre Language with the most suffocating, prickliest post-punk they can manage.
For those who never considered the Old Testament to be subtle enough, For We Have Heard may help.
She’s dreaming about flying away before the sun rises, being a passenger in time, and traveling to a new place, and such, because no matter where she is or goes, she is already centered -- or left of centered in that blood-pumping organ Stewart calls her “red, red heart".
Tuesday, May 14 2013
Sun Moon is a superb collection of songs that will want you to head out in your muscle car on a sunny summer day with the windows down and the tunes flowing out of the stereo.
Solemns' virtue comes in its unassuming nature, in how it feels like a glimpse into an inspired moment between musical friends.
Multinational, polyrhythmic, multi-instrumentalists
Vampire Lezbos serves to remind us that there might still be a few pieces of hardcore history worthy of rediscovery.
Monday, May 13 2013
Human Eye has been slowly building their name, and this record is their loudest shout for us to take them seriously. We should listen.
While it’s competent enough, Empty Moon is delivered largely with hardly a hint of emotion or alt-rock authenticity.
A handful of blissful tracks that would have sounded right at home on the band’s full-length debut, 2011’s Dog Year.
They could have done something interesting with this idea, something exaggerated and unlovely.
Thursday, May 9 2013
Snapper's sound -- less jangly than the Clean, more fierce than the 3Ds -- is both of a piece with the Flying Nun aesthetic and utterly singular.
Stylish synths, cool atmosphere and great vocal interplay make the LA duo's debut EP a brilliant first step.
Barry Altschul already helped make jazz history. Does he really need to do it again?
Multi-insrumentalist sunbathes in California Pop.
Wednesday, May 8 2013
One of the better Brooklyn shoegaze revivalists release a debut featuring a few swoonworthy indie pop moments.
The material here is hardly memorable, with songs crashing into songs and each one sounding almost exactly like a virtual carbon copy of what just preceded it.
Over the course of 11 tracks, Eubanks exhibits preeminent musicianship and the upmost artistry.
Nick Brooke wants you to know he is working with fragments and the fragments come mainly from radio tunes broadcast in the southern-border towns of the United States.