Tuesday, July 1 2014
Cartoonish in nature, like an exploding cigar joke. No matter how smart one thinks he or she is, one always laughs to the groove at the moment of detonation.
Monday, June 30 2014
This Jayhawks reissue campaign makes us reconsider the band's legacy and shows how a band turned uncertainty into a new identity.
Beverly have created a distillation of the best of the ‘60s girl group sounds, garage rock, C86, early indie rock, and the girls with guitars revival of the last ten years or so.
Lyrically dense and musically intimate, Invisible Hour, aims to be less a part of your hard drive and more a part of your record collection.
Spigel gets a new band to play old songs. They not only sound new but, in some cases, completely different.
With a sound at once soft and serene but clear and vibrant, Thomas Dybdahl returns with What's Left Is Forever.
Friday, June 27 2014
Vauxhall and I has long been considered a pinnacle of Morrissey's solo work... is it still?
One incredibly long and worthy exploration into the inventive Soundgarden's biggest (and arguably most consistently satisfying) release.
Most of the material on Tiësto’s A Town Called Paradise sounds like a Pepsi commercial.
A new reissue of the Glasgow band's only LP reveals a powerful and idiosyncratic method to their music
This will appeal to both the fans of Gord Downie and the Sadies, and possibly, quite possibly, everyone else who has yet to discover these two wonderful national Canadian treasures.
Thursday, June 26 2014
It was the compilation that has a subgenre named after it, here given no less than 50 bonus tracks. Was that necessary? No. Is it still a blast to get through? Hell yeah.
Anyone who listens to this record is in for a treat: an uplifting, life-affirming experience.
The latest FRKWYS collaboration is a fascinating musical conversation between musicians from two different generations of experimental music.
The second installment of Fritch's "Leave Me Sessions Subscription Series" shows a breathtaking, cinematic composer and post-folk experimenter at the top of his game.
This is a well-oiled, veteran operation, with a fiery leader capable of carrying the torch of Afrobeat to far borders and bringing the music to new heights.
White Hinterland's whole existence seems to be balancing conflicting interests: to be abstract/direct, about feelings/ideas, of genre/not tied to any genre.
Wednesday, June 25 2014
With each album, Tim Showalter complicates our understanding of him and, really, of what we should expect from singer-songwriter records.
The latest album from How to Dress Well sounds similar to his previous work, but doesn't have enough to keep it interesting the third time around.
Tijuana Panthers mix surf, garage, and punk rock to mostly great effect. Except when they rely on the same exact mix for a few too many songs.