Features

Young Hunting releases Hazel on Gold Robot Records

In 2010, Young Hunting released a single called Into Your Mind; featuring the band at the time, I noted how the band was somewhat reminiscent of Swedish artist Moto Boy. The band also employed hints of The Beach Boys-style harmonies and had some Harry Nillson references too. Three years later, after a handful of additional… Continue reading Young Hunting releases Hazel on Gold Robot Records

Album Reviews

Ned Oldham: Let’s Go Out Tonight 7″ [Review]

A quick read-up on Ned Oldham will tell you he creates mystical Americana folk songs. A listen to his music will support those words. You could even consider questioning his namesake — could it be the less backwoods kin of Will Oldham? Indeed he is. Here he steps out from behind his more well known… Continue reading Ned Oldham: Let’s Go Out Tonight 7″ [Review]

Song Reviews

Björn Kleinhenz: The Mountain Pt. 2 [mp3]

Björn Kleinhenz creates pleasant folk-pop with a romantic edge. Like a Swedish version of something by Iron & Wine’s Sam Beam, “The Mountain Pt. 2” features a soft acoustic guitar, finger-plucked to a calming bliss and accompanied by beautiful vocals. Kleinhenz coos: I am a mountain now, I am the sea and sky, I am… Continue reading Björn Kleinhenz: The Mountain Pt. 2 [mp3]

Album Reviews

Seamonster: Two Birds [Album Review]

From the beach to the mountains, Seamonster‘s Two Birds echoes utmost pleasantries through the audible channel of lo-fi psychedelic folk-pop. Its pop charm is masked by the static white noise of immense distortion, mixed down to a satisfactory non-overpowering level, and warped with the sounds of summertime. “Oh Appalachia” is a beachgoers ode to the… Continue reading Seamonster: Two Birds [Album Review]

Headline

Railcars Take Miraculous ‘Cathedral With No Eyes’ On The Road

San Francisco garage-noise-pop outfit Railcars dropped their new record yesterday, a mystical collective of ferocious bouts of electro noise dubbed Cathedral With No Eyes. You may remember Railcards from our debut/premiere of “Passion Of St. Edmund (Rebirth)”, or maybe even our premature review of Cathedral With No Eyes from a month and a half ago.… Continue reading Railcars Take Miraculous ‘Cathedral With No Eyes’ On The Road

Album Reviews

Railcars: Cathedral With No Eyes [Album Review]

Fingerprints are an interesting thing. They’re a hard thing to lose, and even harder to identify without the proper know-how. In a way, they’re symbolic of the influences that inspire musicians, and Railcars is no different. Their latest, Cathedral With No Eyes has the undeniable fingerprints of Xiu Xiu’s Jamie Stewart in both the eccentric… Continue reading Railcars: Cathedral With No Eyes [Album Review]

Features

Railcars [Feature Band]

I love stumbling across great acts by mistake. Recently, elsewhere, I posted a brief rant on the Joy Division film about Ian Curtis called Control. In the post, I noted that my true introduction to Joy Division’s music stemmed from a cover of “Celebration” Xiu Xiu included on Chapel Of The Chimes. Well, when I… Continue reading Railcars [Feature Band]