Thee Oh Sees: 'Carrion Crawler/The Dream'
Published 11/30/2011 at 11:12 a.m. 0 comments
Even when Thee Oh Sees pretend to expand their sound, they’re still shit-kicking the same old garage-bound rock they were banging out on their first LP.
Dumb Lunch: 'Everywhere We Go It Sounds Like...'
Published 11/23/2011 at 1:46 p.m. 0 comments
Local weirdo hip-hop trio Dumb Lunch’s second album is just as woozy and psychedelic as its predecessor, Royal Blunts, released earlier this year.
Korallreven: 'An Album by Korallreven'
Published 11/23/2011 at 1:42 p.m. 0 comments
An Album by Korallreven kicks off with the glorious “As Young as Yesterday,” an epic voyage of synth-pads and electro-sprinkles and beats that skitter across the stereo spectrum like 3D snowflakes.
Justice: 'Audio, Video, Disco'
Published 11/23/2011 at 1:39 p.m. 0 comments
For a duo of French beatmakers trying by default to escape Daft Punk’s shadow, Justice spends much of its sophomore album following up on the promise of that group’s Alive 2007, which blurred forever the line between rave and live ...
Atlas Sound: 'Parallax'
Published 11/16/2011 at 10:08 a.m. 0 comments
Parallax is vintage Cox—a potent mix of throbbing psychedelia, experimentation, and razor-sharp pop hooks.
Miranda Lambert: 'Four the Record'
Published 11/16/2011 at 10:01 a.m. 0 comments
The cover of Miranda Lambert’s fourth album shows the singer walking away from a vintage car on fire. It’s an update of her arrival on the country music scene back in 2005 with the incendiary honky-tonk firebug revenge fantasy “Kerosene.” ...
Kathrn Calder: 'Bright and Vivid'
Published 11/9/2011 at 10:23 a.m. 0 comments
For a singer with a voice this gorgeous, for a songwriter with melodies this striking, Kathryn Calder sure does like noise.
Uncle Acid and the Deadbeats: 'Blood Lust'
Published 11/9/2011 at 10:21 a.m. 0 comments
Uncle Acid traffics in occult classic rock, drawing its inspiration from Hammer horror films, the Stooges, the first four Black Sabbath albums, and The Satanic Bible.
The Dex Romweber Duo: 'Is That You in the Blue?'
Published 11/2/2011 at 10:21 a.m. 0 comments
The second album from former Flat Duo Jets frontman Dexter Romweber and his sister, Sara, is a tour through Romweber’s career, from the unhinged punkabilly and psychotic country of his earliest lo-fi recordings to the swinging lounge- and surf-inflected jazz-rock ...
Deer Tick: 'Divine Providence'
Published 11/2/2011 at 10:19 a.m. 0 comments
This Rhode Island quintet’s fourth full-length is jam-packed with bouts of chronic stupidity.
My Brightest Diamond: 'All Things Will Unwind'
Published 10/26/2011 at 10:06 a.m. 0 comments
Shara Worden’s classically rubbed art-rock is so precious, it could crumble if you listened to it too hard.
Darius Jones Trio: 'Big Gurl (Smell My Dream)'
Published 10/26/2011 at 10:03 a.m. 0 comments
There’s a cry at the heart of alto saxophonist Darius Jones’ sound.
The Jayhawks: 'Mockingbird Time'
Published 10/19/2011 at 11:31 a.m. 0 comments
There are a lot of nice tunes here, and a lot of lyrics that bear the imprint of mid-life reckoning with love, death, failure, and the small joys of life.
Casiokids: 'Aabenbaringen over aaskammen'
Published 10/19/2011 at 11:12 a.m. 0 comments
The third full-length from this Norwegian synth-pop quartet might be an exotic mouthful as far as pronunciation goes, but the slick grooves found within speak a universal tongue.
Matthew Herbert: 'One Pig'
Published 10/12/2011 at 10:34 a.m. 0 comments
A disquieting electronic album built around the life and death of a single animal.