Song Reviews

Stars: We Don’t Want Your Body [mp3]

Stars have always been a group delayed; their albums ultimately get put on hold or set aside for months or even a full year before finding their way into my playlist. Not this time, I said. The band’s new album, The Five Ghosts is here, and I have to say I am impressed. Opening with… Continue reading Stars: We Don’t Want Your Body [mp3]

Features

Electric Owls [Feature]

Backed by a few synths and a light guitar strum, Electric Owls‘ Andy Herod has pieced together a surreal soundscape for Ain’t Too Bright opener “Magic Show”. It’s an energetic tune that is true to the pop sensibilities Herod’s previous group, The Comas, never seemed to quite reach. Where The Comas pumped out one rock… Continue reading Electric Owls [Feature]

Headline

The Get Up Kids Visit Daytrotter

This bit of news may be slightly old, as the session went up last week, but I’m just now catching up on my Daytrotter-ing and it seemed fitting. Coincidence: earlier this month I was scrounging around on eBay looking to see how much that vinyl copy of Eudora would go for (just an estimate, not… Continue reading The Get Up Kids Visit Daytrotter

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EELS Announce Tracklist for New Abum ‘End Times’

I’ve only begun to absorb EELS‘ last album, Hombre Lobo. It’s pretty good, I tell you; got that gritty edgy pop/rock sound familiar to the Southwest, and even bits of Texas (I’m thinking about you, Austin). Well the latest tidbit to come from the band is that they’re gonna drop a new album, their eighth… Continue reading EELS Announce Tracklist for New Abum ‘End Times’

Album Reviews

School Of Seven Bells: Alpinisms Deluxe Edition [Album Review]

As a whole, the original Alpinisms warrants much praise. Songs like “Iamundernodisguise”, “Half Asleep” and “Connjur” are, quite literally, among the best electro-pop songs released this year. And, in some ways, School Of Seven Bells defies that genre classification, as their music strays into an occasional repetitive shoegaze, hints at a little feedback filled noise,… Continue reading School Of Seven Bells: Alpinisms Deluxe Edition [Album Review]

Song Reviews

So Many Dynamos: New Bones [Track Review]

Surprising a fact as this may be, I am pretty much unaware of the music reviewing world. This is a fact I plan to rectify from now on, as there are surely several blogs and sites worthy of my time and attention. I did a little digging when approaching “New Bones” by So Many Dynamos,… Continue reading So Many Dynamos: New Bones [Track Review]

Videos

Edward Sharpe And The Magnetic Zeros: Desert Song [Video]

“Desert Song” may be buried somewhere in the middle of Edward Sharpe And The Magnetic Zeros‘ latest LP, Up From Below, out as of last week on Community Music / Fairfax Records, but it’s the intro to their twelve-part, feature-length movie-musical. The song features an intro filmed by singer Alex Ebert’s mother and a chant… Continue reading Edward Sharpe And The Magnetic Zeros: Desert Song [Video]