The Sounds – Weekend – Review

December 1, 2013

The fifth album from this Swedish band. Weekend has energy and emotion to spare, and makes me wonder just what the hell people are listening to instead of this.

Goldfrapp – Tales of Us – Review

November 15, 2013

Not that Goldfrapp hasn’t been doing well since her collaborations with Orbital, but having your song in an Apple commercial is a new level.

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.

1 2 3 4 125