Wednesday, May 22 2013
One of the finest American musical interpreters hits us where it counts with spirityouall ... the heart.
Lenny White releases a funky diamond from his archive.
Barwick gives us another angle in her exploration of sound and instrumentation, of the connection between the player and their instrument, whatever that instrument may be.
A fantastic folk-pop record with its biggest fault being it’s only five songs.
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.