For the dudes who were leading the pack on the Kate Bush revival and credibly cited Devo, XTC and Wire as major influences, The Futureheads’ fourth studio album sounds more like the Kai
Cross a pot leaf and vagina to get the logo for Gayngs, an indie supergroup that brought the fun by naming its album Relayted and setting the whole thing to a slow-grind 6
Band of Horses is one of those few bands that make it fun to be a cynical critic, because with every record, you say, “These guys can’t get any better, they can’t get any mo
This is what can happen when veteran musicians have fun while ignoring genre distinctions.
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)