Dum Dum Girls – Too True – Review

January 27, 2014

My brother-in-law saw this band open up for Ben Gibbard, and his zero-word review was a lethargic shoulder shrug. Maybe they’ve improved with age? Maybe not.

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.

Low – The Invisible Way – Music Stream

July 5, 2013

10 albums in 20 years for these slowcore trailblazers, er, wanderers. Produced by Wilco’s Jeff Tweedy, “So Blue” represents The Invisible Way nicely: Sparse yet majestic, thoughtful yet moving (slowly, of course), finding sparkling interest in the otherwise sprawling spaces.

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.

METZ – Music Stream

November 29, 2012

Metz reminds us of the good ol’ days of pre-folk-cuddling Sub Pop and noisy rock labels like Amphetamine Reptile and Frank Kozik’s Man’s Ruin.

Metz – Review

November 29, 2012

Metz reminds us of the good ol’ days of pre-folk-cuddling Sub Pop and noisy rock labels like Amphetamine Reptile and Frank Kozik’s Man’s Ruin.

Husky – Forever So – Music Stream

September 4, 2012

This Aussie quartet prefers somber songsmithing to brazen self-promotion. While not setting the world on fire, Husky sure does write some good songs.

Husky – Forever So – Review

September 4, 2012

This Aussie quartet prefers somber songsmithing to brazen self-promotion. While not setting the world on fire, Husky sure does write some good songs.

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