Archive for the Indie Rock Category
“It’s hard to not like a good-looking, female-fronted, Brooklyn-based band whose name translates loosely as “playful sex.” The obvious vocal comparisons are to shoegazers and goths of twelve to thirty years ago–Siouxsie, Spirea X, Lush, Kate Bush, and the Cocteau Twins. Singing in Japanese and English, vocalist Yuki’s heavily reverbed […]
Tone Soul Evolution is the second album from The Apples in Stereo. It was recorded from February to June and released in September 1997. Now Reissued by Yep Roc Records in 2017.
The Weather Station has been acclaimed for her “measured, perceptive storytelling… an unmistakable and communicative voice, able to convey hope and hurt with equal clarity” (Pitchfork). With The Weather Station, Lindeman reinvents her songcraft with a vital new energy, framing her prose-poem narratives in bolder musical settings. It’s an emotionally […]
A.Savage is the new name for the Parquet Courts singer who here goes down the solo route inviting such friends as folks from Woods and Ultimate Painting to help him out. We’re expecting an album which tries to get inside the heart of love by means of Leonard Cohen style […]
The Horrors return with their stunningly assertive fifth album ‘V’ is finally put today via Wolf Tone / Caroline International. ‘V’ shows the group at the peak of their powers, exhibiting a freedom and sense of exploration that feels truly liberating.
Round silver hype sticker on shrink: ‘5 LP BOX SET featuring the 2017 Master of the seminal album, additional recordings and an unreleased live album, all heavyweight vinyl. All three issued with gatefold sleeve and printed inner sleeves.
Dan Bejar’s 11th Destroyer LP arrives six months after the New Pornographers released their first album without him (April 2017’s Whiteout Conditions). Busy preparing his follow-up to 2015’s Poison Season, the songwriter instead turned all attention to Ken. The title doesn’t refer to a person, but rather the original title […]
The first of several high-flying conceptual works to come from the JOAN OF ARC compound is a eminently eclectic affair – organic and electronic, ironic and earnest, familiar, yet wholly irregular. It’s a balance that allows this Chicago-based group to walk on the fringe without being swallowed by it. You’ll […]
If this is not the best St. Vincent album it is certainly the most consistent from start to finish. Both musically and lyrically it is emotionally powerful and its diverse nature allows for hearing something new each time it’s played. Clark’s multi-layered vocals are as sharp as ever and act […]
It was early 2008, The Wedding Present had recently finished a twentieth anniversary tour for George Best and, having played the entire album dozens of times, it was fresh under their fingers. So after they had wrapped up recording the El Rey album, David suggested they record a ‘live’ version […]
So Much Staying Alive and Lovelessness is hardly a leap into Jimmy Eat World-style pop emo (check that wildly cheerful album title, for one thing), but Joan of Arc’s fourth studio album is a huge change from 2000’s deliberately “difficult” release, The Gap. Where that album took leader/sole constant member […]
With only one full-length album to their name alongside a handful of singles and compilation tracks, CAP’N JAZZ left a longstanding impression and irrefutable influence on the region’s bohemian punk scene and unwittingly spawned a breeding ground for future scene stars such as the Promise Ring and Joan Of Arc. […]
Jets To Brazil’s underrated debut is up there with some of Blake’s, or any of the band member’s most excellent work. Full of many moods and styles, honest and thought provoking lyrics, and a select group of some of the best songs you’ll come across. ‘Orange Rhyming Dictionary’ could be […]
“All hail Wolf Alice, four U.K. twentysomethings who have not gotten the memo about rock not mattering anymore. On a second album that dares to both sprawl skyward and focus its volume introspectively they fashion clouds of guitar noise into a crown for singer-guitarist Ellie Rosewell. It glitters seductively, but […]
Multi-task” is a more musically adventurous step forward for the band, keeping the frantic, fleet-fingered fingerpicking of Broyles’ guitar work & Frobos’ dead-cool delivery while expanding their musical palette & to include whispers of post-Roxy glam & Postcard Records pop. “Multi-task” balances the band’s trademark off-kilter & unconventional jams with […]
Plum is WAND’s fourth LP since the band formed in late 2013 but their first new album in two years. After a whirlwind initial phase of writing, recording, and touring at a frenetic clip, their newest document marks a period of relative patience; a refocusing and a push toward a […]
THE CLIENTELE return with Music for the Age of Miracles, their first release of new music since 2010’s Minotaur EP. After The Clientele released Minotaur, ALASDAIR MACLEAN, singer and principal songwriter for the band, made two wonderful albums with Lupe Núñez- Fernández as AMOR DE DIAS, issued a Clientele best-of […]
ARIEL PINK’s new album, Dedicated to Bobby Jameson is his first solo album since his highly acclaimed 2014 prog-pop opus pom pom, and first full-length release on Mexican Summer. The new release’s title makes a direct and heartfelt reference to a real-life Los Angeles musician, long presumed dead, who resurfaced […]
“Grow old and let your hair grow,” Chelsea Wolfe sings on “Color of Blood.” Her voice drifts through a throbbing lattice of bass and guitar fuzz that overlays the song, and it sounds like it could be swallowed up by the noise at any moment. The track encapsulates the thrill […]
**In Stock Oct. 6 –The soaring choruses, rousing anthems, sprawling guitars and chaotic keys that make up Wolf Parade are on proud display over the course of Cry Cry Cry, the band’s thunderous first album in seven years. That unique combination of sounds and influences, spearheaded by electric co-frontmen Spencer […]