Nearly two decades ago, the Dutch band Bettie Serveert released their first album, a critically heralded masterpiece that epitomized indie pop of the time.
Home Acres generates heat right out of the gate with “Building a Fire,” an inventive contrast of languid atmospherics with almost unbearably tense rhythm.
I admit I once did not care much for the music made by Jack Rose.
Sharon Jones and her fearless Dap-Kings return with their most assured and adventurous album yet.
Brian Burton wears many musical hats. Whether he is producing the Black Keys or fulfilling his own muse in Gnarls Barkley or Broken Bells, he always has something interesting to say.
How can you not sympathize with Jonathan Meiburg and his bandmates?
The Pacific Northwest has a history rich in its own brand of indie rock, and members of Quasi have carved a good chunk of that history out.
Pavement spent the better part of the ’90s as darlings of critics and geeks alike, and they managed to remain beneath the mainstream radar for most of their career.
First thought: Is this emo-crunk? No way. I guess it wasn’t really a stretch, but I didn’t think these ex-Blood Brothers had the moolah for cocaine.
No less than five people have remarked to me in the past few days the oddity of me playing a bluegrass record and seeming to enjoy it.