Videos

Indians: I Am Haunted (Video)

Last year, we saw a slew of videos that featured band members being killed in one gruesome fashion or another. Looks like we’re kicking of 2013 in a similar manner; “I Am Haunted” finds Indians front-man Søren Løkke Juul being tormented and tortured by a woman whose face remains, for the most part, hidden from… Continue reading Indians: I Am Haunted (Video)

Videos

Purity Ring: Lofticries (Video)

If you listen to my KSVR radio show, you’ll know I’m a pretty big fan of Purity Ring‘s new LP, Shrines. It’s been on steady rotation since I picked it up several months ago. Never seemed to find a good time to write about the band, though. Until now. They have a new video for… Continue reading Purity Ring: Lofticries (Video)

Song Reviews

The National: Bloodbuzz Ohio [mp3]

Isn’t this what you’ve been waiting for, people: a new track from The National!? Man, just when you thought the buzz behind this band would dissipate, they go and hand out a power track like “Bloodbuzz Ohio”. And it leaves people like you and me pining for that deep voice and off-beat percussive drum slap.… Continue reading The National: Bloodbuzz Ohio [mp3]

Song Reviews

Efterklang: Modern Drift [mp3 + Twitter Giveaway]

“Modern Drift” is a lot moodier than a lot of what you’ll hear on earlier Efterklang, but the orchestral and pop sensibilities found on those earlier releases, Parades and Tripper, remain steadfast. Efterklang is still very much in the business of creating some of the best experimental pop around. A consistent piano backing sets the… Continue reading Efterklang: Modern Drift [mp3 + Twitter Giveaway]

Album Reviews

St. Vincent: Actor [Album Review]

St. Vincent, Brooklyn’s sweetheart Annie Clark, has a style that can suit anyone’s fancy. And Actor is a powerful example of an astonishing effort from Clark to develop down right delightful tunes. It’s the warm coffee in the morning. As well as the ecstasy for an exciting night. If “Laughing With A Mouth of Blood”… Continue reading St. Vincent: Actor [Album Review]

Videos

Camera Obscura: The Sweetest Thing [Video]

It is no secret that I have what some would clinically deem an unhealthy fascination with that we call the moustache. I’ve sported one for several years now; it’s red. Well the latest video from Camera Obscura finds the band’s mastermind, Traceyann Campbell, doing the same. Yeah, it’s fake (of course), but that doesn’t matter.… Continue reading Camera Obscura: The Sweetest Thing [Video]

Song Reviews

Atlas Sound: Walkabout [Track Review]

It’s mid-Summer 2009 and we are finally treated with the creative meeting of two of the more eclectic and eccentric minds in independent music — Bradford Cox (Atlas Sound, Deerhunter) and Noah Lennox (Panda Bear, Animal Collective). Atlas Sound‘s “Walkabout” is the result, and it features Lennox’s pop-riddled vocals draped by the experimental sounds signature… Continue reading Atlas Sound: Walkabout [Track Review]

Album Reviews

Stereolab: Chemical Chords [Album Review]

Written by Fense If Stereolab (MySpace) were a person, they’d have recently graduated from high school. That’s how long Stereolab has been around. Eighteen years. That means they formed in 1990. That means I was 10 at the time. Come November they will prepare to enter their fourth U.S. presidency. Their longevity outlives most independent… Continue reading Stereolab: Chemical Chords [Album Review]