We’re 2 full months into the new year, and the new music has been rolling in. While we’re looking forward to the rest of the year (new release on the way from the likes of The Shins, Miike Snow, Here We Go Magic, and others) there are already a few releases you should be listening [...]
It’s not a huge stretch to say that 2010 was the Year of Sarah Jaffe: big name tours, an incredible live performance at the Wyly, and enough play time on KXT to make Ray Lamontagne blush. (Token KXT dig in every article? Check.) Her debut album, Suburban Nature, got a huge amount of press coverage [...]
Let’s get one thing out of the way. I’m what may be considered a quasi-O’s-groupie. I think I dragged Scrappy to half a dozen shows over the past year, and I even listen to their first album, “We Are The O’s,” while I’m running. And it’s not even music appropriate for working out. So, that [...]
Rating: 7/10 Wanted to point out that one of this blog’s favorite acts, The Thermals is releasing their new album, Personal Life next week. If you, like us, can’t wait that long to hear the new tunes, NPR has your Thermals fix covered. They’ll be streaming Personal Life for free up until the album drops [...]
With this album frontman Billy Corgan wanted to appeal to the masses, not necessarily by “selling out”, but by expanding the bands sound by including syntheisizers, electronic drums, and more piano.
Anybody who follows independent music can tell you that lo-fi, whimsical pop music is very much en vogue at the moment (see: Best Coast, Beach House). While Canadian duo Memoryhouse shares the spirit of those type of groups, discerning music fans should think twice about writing them off as lazy bandwagon-jumpers.