Pixies – EP-1 – Review

October 11, 2013

It’s a tough thing for a band that hasn’t put out new material in more than 20 years (aside from two singles) to come back like gangbusters.

Maps – Vicissitude – Review

September 17, 2013

Chilly electro indie rock that you quickly warm up to, in the vein of Junior Boys or Supersystem. Maps is one dude – James Chapman from Northampton, England.

No Age – An Object – Review

September 6, 2013

“An Impression” has a dreamy, hypnotic quality to it, and that’s before the old-school psychedelic sounds creep in towards the end.

Billy Bragg – Tooth & Nail – Review

July 3, 2013

Billy Bragg is a beloved everyman activist and protest singer/songwriter, and if you don’t know his work, stop posting stupid comments on Facebook and find out.

Pissed Jeans – Honeys – Review

July 1, 2013

Noisy rock with hardcore abound make Pennsylvania-based Pissed Jeans fourth outing (second by noise-master Alex Newport) a gem worth waiting four years for.

Generationals – Heza – Review

June 26, 2013

New Orleans’ school chums Ted Joyner and Grant Widmer hop from Cure-inspired dance (“Boys Don’t Cry,” not the somber sobbers) to Passion Pit falsetto yippies.

Deathfix – Review

June 25, 2013

Ex-Fugazi drummer Brendan Canty and Blowoff’s Rich Morel offer up a small, diverse, often darkly reverbed collection of mature cool.

Starflyer 59 – IAMACEO – Review

March 8, 2013

On IAMACEO, Jason Martin reflects on the travails of both life and faith, two subjects he’s always pontificating on, especially after the death of his father.

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