From his Northampton, Mass., outpost, José Ayerve, singer, guitarist and ringleader of Spouse, is building a house, and the mortar is durable pop.
Rolling Stone declared Kaki King a guitar god, and Foo Fighters and Tegan & Sara have employed her brand of guitar-slapping and finger-picking to spruce up their albums.
Your Future Our Clutter seems like a self-indulgent vanity project that sometimes reaches to the absurd (note the extended warbly keyboard outro to “Cowboy George”).
There has always been a faded, quiet line between all-out, LCD Soundsystem fandom and me, and I’ve finally hopped over.
Pianist Jacky Terrasson has moved from Blue Note to Concord for Push, an eclectic collection.
When I first heard one of Steve’s earlier albums, it seemed similar to a lot of minimalist (i.e., mumbling) folk-blues.
At first blush, I Will Be seems like a day lily of an album: blooming, colorful, brief and prone to wilting.
Is heady, dirty punk over already? In less time than it takes to make Hamburger Helper, Unnatural Helpers cobble together 15 songs in a half hour.
Acclaimed jazz saxophonists Lee Konitz, Joe Lovano and Lew Tabackin share the same instrument, and they all appear on pianist Jimmy Amadie’s latest release.
Toronto’s Fjord Rowboat takes its shoegaze seriously.