To be honest, I almost entirely overlooked Diaper Island, Chad VanGaalen’s 2011 LP on Sub Pop. It just didn’t have the same upbeat nature as his 2008 LP, Soft Airplane, a favorite of that year. His latest venture, Shrink Dust (out next month on Sub Pop), won’t succumb to the same fate.
What can one say about Edmonton artist Renny Wilson‘s Sugarglider that hasn’t already been said in the past month or two? A highlight, from VICE (WARNING: Link language NSFW): “Despite his somewhat dorky looks, I have a feeling Renny could get a girl wetter than Prince can.” Well, VICE, one listen to the occasionally falsetto… Continue reading Renny Wilson’s Smooth Sax-Pop Hits the Pacific Northwest
Dreamy and surreal, Faunts new EP Leave Here Alone has echoing guitars and a wispy airiness to the vocals. The songs have a darkness to them, an ethereal, hypnotic haze like the reflection of sound in a foggy canyon during the wee hours of the morning. You don’t know where it’s coming from, and it’s… Continue reading Faunts: Left Here Alone (Album Review)