When aesthetic balances are in place for much of Sometimes, Forever, Soccer Mommy glows like a moon reflecting a dying sun, one of the substantial artists of her generation.
When She & Him follow Sunflower Bean into Denver for shows promoting new albums during an unseasonably warm late spring, this twofer only means one thing, it’s getting hotter in here.
Continuing to blend hip-hop and indie rock, Bartees Strange charts a musically agile, emotionally-charged journey through his psyche on Farm to Table.
Orange Blood expands the range of Mt. Joy’s psychedelic-tinged folk, moving from reflective acoustic to stadium anthems, cross-pollinating laid-back LA sounds with Philly soul.
Horsegirl’s guitar tones are alternately cool and abrasive, and that sound sets the template for the band’s mixture of indie, punk, and art-rock.
On Sunday, the final day of Berlin’s newest open-air festival Tempelhof Sounds, we experience a fitting ending with emotional performances from the Strokes and Interpol.
After disappearing for several years, New Zealand’s beloved alt-rock scholars Popstrangers are back with a new record. To celebrate, they note their five all-time favorite venues.
Shearwater’s The Great Awakening is a mostly plodding creation whose intriguing nuances and insights are marred by musical tedium and hollowness.
The second day of Berlin’s newest rock festival, Tempelhof Sounds, sees a spike in attendance and thrilling shows from Maximo Park, Alt-J, Sophie Hunger, and headliners Muse.
Wiri Donna follows Jimmy Page’s dictum that girding softer verses with exploding landmines can be as mind-expanding as any sustained, four-minute assault.