While there are times when Spafford may recall some of the now classic jam bands that propelled the movement in the late '90s, the band has developed a propensity for using these influences as stepping stones to reach new sonic dimensions.
The Outer Limits is a mix of science fiction, nightmares, and surrealism -- the very things that make life worth living even though they scare the bejeebers out of us.
Necropolis' themes of timelessness, decay and death paradoxically reveal Sol Invictus' founding member Tony Wakeford at his best.
Jeff Rosenstock's POST- is a frustrating, yet important, journey into American society to be sure, but its eventual optimism makes it worth remembering in the current soundtrack of our country trying to make a change.
Bobby Previte's Rhapsody is a rapturous ode to the art of travel and the sense of motion that it brings.
Lucy Dacus is a personal historian on her sophomore record, and It's all wrapped in a slow simmering yet fiery package.
The second of two special shows for Pop 2 was held at Elsewhere in Brooklyn and saw Charli XCX provide a unique frame on pop.
This collection gives us Ortberg's trademark gender-swapping, flipping of accepted norms of good vs evil even while blurring the line between them, and startling backstories that do not always reveal underlying motivations but definitely add dark, ironic humor.
George A. Romero's definitive zombie movie finally gets a definitive release on Criterion -- and it goes straight for your gut.
Chris Carter Creates an Overarching Etude on Experimental Electronic Music with 'Chemistry Lessons Volume 1'
Legendary electronic artist Chris Carter returns with his first solo release in 20 years, producing an overarching etude on experimental electronic music.
Stone Temple Pilots recruit a singer from a TV singing competition, make a back to basics album, and prepare to join the nostalgia circuit.
Eighty Trips Around the Sun: Music by and for Terry Riley is a massive tribute in honor of the pioneering composer on his 80th birthday. A labor of love and admiration from Sarah Cahill, unquestionably one of the finest pianists of our age.
With its first major label work, Spanish indie group Vetusta Morla may finally have the polish it needs to expand its global superstardom.
Buzzy pop rock group the Aces make their San Francisco debut on one of its most coveted stages while down the road, indie folk mavens Darlingside go back to the venue that informed their latest LP.
This tribute to surrealist painter Rene Magritte reveals more about the comics form than the artist.
The career retrospective of the veritable Pat Fish, aka the Jazz Butcher, continues with four (more) albums of crazy/beautiful indie pop. Not your typical Creation Records fare.
A Productive Cough is remarkably authentic and engrossing, and there's no questioning the level of dedication and skill behind its many bursts of dense boisterousness.