Archive for the pop Category
Produced by Richard Swift (Foxygen, The Shins), Uncle, Duke & The Chief is a record less concerned with what sounds hip than what feels good. In the Ruffians’ case that meant shedding some of their more arty influences (the Pixies, Talking Heads) and reconnecting with the sounds they first heard […]
Django Django, a London four-piece often decked out in matching sci-fi T-shirts like a krautrock beach volleyball team, are masters of merging flesh and diode. Earlier albums have sounded like a bunch of twitchy cyborgs playing rootsy rock’n’roll tunes, or a load of ’50s Link Wray licks and ’90s Beta […]
Rhye’s exquisite sophomore album finds singer/songwriter Mike Milosh exploring band-oriented arrangements. Inspired by the tour following his first album, Woman—in which an organist, string players, and a brass and rhythm section joined him on stage—Milosh sought to bring some of that live energy to Blood. He tapped seasoned producers and […]
This past December, Belle and Sebastian released Part One of its promised trilogy of EPs, collectively titled How to Solve Our Human Problems. Its throwback to the Scottish Indie Pop band’s penchant for ’60s Baroque Pop and ’80s Indie Pop has definitely titillated the band’s punters and followers, causing them to […]
Thematically, the twelve songs tackle race, politics, intersectional feminism and environmental prophecies head on. But in the billows of intense subject matter, the album arrives as Tune-Yards’ most immediate and upbeat music yet – this is music to dance to. On I can feel you creep into my private life, Tune-Yards […]
Ruins is the new and eagerly awaited album from Swedish sister duo First Aid Kit. This new album finds First Aid Kit as you’ve never heard them before: wounded and biting back hard. While Ruins follows the traditions of the classic folk rock sound that First Aid Kit revived via […]
1988 release, reissued. “Once upon a time there were three girls called Alice, Jane and Tracey. The three combined to create the very special sound of ‘The Marine Girls.’ Their debut album Beach Party was originally released on Dan Treacy’s (Television Personalities) Whaam! Records and is included here with the […]
The Killers have sold over 20 million albums worldwide, headlined festivals across the globe, performed at The White House and have won multiple awards. In celebration of their four studio albums and their first decade together, The Killers will release Direct Hits.
Songs of Experience is the companion release to 2014’s ‘Songs of Innocence’, the two titles drawing inspiration from a collection of poems, Songs of Innocence and Experience, by the 18th century English mystic and poet William Blake. Produced by Jacknife Lee and Ryan Tedder, with Steve Lillywhite, Andy Barlow and […]
The album is written by Björk with five of the 14 songs co-written by Arca and one of the songs co-written by Sarah Hopkins. All of the songs except one is co-produced by Arca. One of the songs is co-produced by Rabit. Björk formed a twelve piece Icelandic female flute […]
Volume Two sees the completion of a body of work which founding members Murray Lightburn and Natalia Yanchak recorded over a two year period between Toronto’s Revolution Recording and Montréal’s Thee Mighty Hotel2Tango. A slower paced follow-up 2015’s Times Infinity.
Vinyl Lovers present a reissue of Alex Chilton’s Like Flies On Sherbert, originally released in 1979. A step beyond the pop-perfection of Big Star lay Chilton’s darker side. His 1979 solo effort was a both brilliant and flawed drug-fueled examination of his own country roots in search of a new […]
Broadly cut from the synth pop cloth, Maus has fashioned the frosty minimalism of its fabric into a cloak of infinite meaning, genuine grace and absurdist humor over the course of three defining albums since 2006. His fourth album Screen Memories, follows six years after 2011’s We Must Become The […]
Hippopotamus is the 23rd studio album by American rock group Sparks. It was released on September 8, 2017, through BMG Records, their first record issued on a major label for decades.
Following some ear-catching manoeuvres across releases like last year’s self-released ‘Only’ and ‘Lagata’, which gained her early fans like Bjork and Dev Hynes (who she supported in the USA), ‘Tommy’ marks Klein’s deepest plunge yet into the “deep, dark ocean” of her musical imagination on her Hyperdub debut. On ‘Tommy’ […]
Native Invader is the celebrated singer-songwriter Tori Amos hotly-anticipated new album on Decca Records. Tori’s confessional style of writing sees her continue to push boundaries with her music. Her messages of empowerment, tenderness, acerbic assertiveness and her utterly peerless sound speaks to audiences across the globe. In this new album, […]