And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead – Worlds Apart

The world is ready for …Trail of Dead. Their fifth offering (can that be right?!) comes with all the sonic hooks of radio-play-ability, but with no deterioration of the Trail sound. They are still weird, in take notice way. They are still complex, in a classic musician sense. New reminiscences surface on Worlds Apart, not […]

AK-Mono – Return to N.Y.

AK- MOMO is a Swedish duo, and this is, unbelievably, their first album. The disc is recorded with the employment of two fail-safe aspects: a tinny, Joanna Newsom-like vocal, and an Optigan.

Figurine – The Heartfelt

This band began writing songs by sending audio clips to each other via email, since all three members lived in different cities – San Francisco, Los Angeles, and Cambridge. The irony that this exchange of musical inspirations in this somewhat cold way has resulted is something personal and warm, with an aptly named album title.

LCD Soundsystem – LCD Soundsystem

James Murphy doesn’t look like the kind of man who would love me true, but then he makes a CD like this for me just in time for Valentine’s, and I know he’s the one for me. But seriously, who does he think he is? Taking perfectly splintered genres of music that CLEARLY are not […]

Pony Up! – Pony Up!

When a band’s name contains an expletive or some punctuation expressing heightened excitability like an exclamation point, I think it is reasonable enough to assume that the music would be much the same: excited. Take a band like !!!. They aren’t exactly a lounge act. Or Against Me!. They don’t exactly play slow jams. I […]

Populuxe – Deep In An American Evening

To attempt to know the future you must understand the past; such is true with music. Artists must be aware of the pioneering sounds of yesteryear to truly expand the musical developments of the future. Modern rock can definitely trace its broad roots back to the sounds of the 50’s and 60’s, and Populuxe’s new […]