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.
Tuesday, May 7 2013
These five songs, spread across 19 minutes, are sometimes dark and sometimes foreboding, especially in the latter half of the EP, but are yet entirely approachable and even danceable.
Lorna's sound will lull you to sleep and then wake you up with a hook, a phrase, a drum sound.
Third album from stoner fuzzheads is pretty much flawless.
He has the Bollywood knack of winning you over to a song by going that extra step to the edge of too-much.
Tuesday, April 30 2013
The Cynic EP tends to fire on all cylinders when it’s more musically upbeat and veers away from certain trip hop genre trappings.
These songs are just the tip of the iceberg -- almost every song Hardin wrote during his approximately 10 years of recording was a gem.
Brothers Reinhard and Wolgang Voight continue to conjure unlikely magic together.
A talented trio go over some well-worn ground.