Archers of Loaf’s Reason in Decline is an excellent record from a great band that has been on a recording hiatus for the better part of two and a half decades.
The Bobby Lees have always rocked and rocked hard, and they continue to do so on Bellevue; that part of the formula (thankfully) remains unchanged.
Ron Anderson’s The Ashfield Session features early takes of the Secret Curve material from Anderson’s famed PAK trio. This thing will blow your mind.
Listeners will enjoy Keeping You, the new LP of piano-led indie pop ballads from Julia Mark, but the reasons lead to a cloudiness of thought.
With their third LP Hellfire, Black Midi continue to put out adventurous and challenging music that keeps listeners on the tips of their toes.
The first thing you’ll notice about Rachel McElhiney is that deceptively powerful voice, which is a beautiful vehicle for her jazz-flecked tunes.
Perennial’s In the Midnight Hour is what you dial up on your car stereo when you’re looking to cruise with the windows down and scare your fellow drivers into a bit of submission.
At its finest, Melvins’ Five-Legged Dog is downright transgressive, suggesting all sorts of alternate-history narratives for these Washington-bred weirdos.
Sufjan Stevens is taking aim on A Beginner’s Mind with catchy alt-folk that soothes the ear while placing bitter contents below the surface.
Erik Della Penna has a brilliant ear and quick wit and is best known for exercising the guitar and banjo strings in Kill Henry Sugar and Hazmat Modine.