Tuesday, April 2 2013
The Power & the Glory positively radiates a classic American vibe.
Monday, April 1 2013
The Nadas never stray far from their roots. Almost 20 years in, they're not showing any signs of changing.
The songs, alas, aren’t much to write home about: they sound like castoffs from the last Jeff the Brotherhood album.
Tsaggaris' third album is her most confident and exciting yet.
Well-delivered set suffers from between-song patter. Guess you had to be there.
Erin Costelo's most recent full-length, We Can Get Over, has its moments but ultimately feels a little stale.
Friday, March 29 2013
This is a set of confident and beguiling Americana comprising traditional material, originals and singer-songwriter covers.
Southern singer-songwriter's third album is the charm.
Serviceable but unnecessary dub/remix album from the reggae great.
A mixed bag of bluegrass tracks, with some standouts, including the best song you might hear all year.
Tuesday, March 26 2013
What Lines means, what it wants to say, is still buried in all these noises, but luckily the noises themselves have enough charm to carry the day.
Ever intriguing, Kendrick Scott Oracle's Conviction capitalizes on eclecticism and fearless ambition.
The blurb's argument about the quality of the city's migrant Cuban musicians is proven as Lula convinces you while the songs twitch their arses like beautiful metronomes.
After 20 years, new Less Than Jake material isn't going to hold much in the way of surprises. But the ska-punk survivors continue to put out high quality music.
Monday, March 25 2013
The Knife's peculiar brand of steely synthpop finds a new champion in Glasgow's CHVRCHES.
If "movie thriller punk" was a thing.
Here's that after-party soundtrack, that nice bit of falling action from a sweaty night of bright lights and pounding beats.
Rupa & the April Fishes' most recent full-length never manages to live up to the promise of its title track.
Tuesday, March 19 2013
These tales of witchery and honor, curses and transformations, were old when Child first collected them.
Even within the parameters of ambient music, Kompakt's yearly sampler grows fuzzier still.