If someone tried to rip off Joy Division the same way Xiu Xiu did, but without the raw talent and ballsy experimentation, this is the result.
“Piano Players Rarely Ever Play Together” is a famed documentary about New Orleans piano giants Tuts Washington, Professor Longhair and Allen Toussaint.
Can a band tighten its grip on capturing its live sound, yet lose its way in the songs it wants to capture? On Ozomatli’s fifth, this seems to be the case.
It’s hard not to have flashbacks of In the Aeroplane Over the Sea.
Canadian (not Japanese) pop outfit Tokyo Police Club is skating on wafer-thin ice.
Phosphorescent’s new album, Here’s to Taking It Easy, opens with a curious horn section on the intro to “It’s Hard to Be Humble (When You’re From Alabama)
A Lion Named Roar should rename themselves A Cat Named Meow.
If you passed a misspent youth staring wistfully into your bedroom mirror while playing an imaginary keyboard, this could well be the album to reignite your teen dreams and/or angst.
I can smell the moonshine coming off this collection. Country music scholar Charles K.
In the latest installment to Frog Eyes’ saga, the band wraps itself in a messy coat of noise and distortion, sometimes shaped and sometimes as unruly as a bear backed into a corner.