Record Review: Itasca's "Spring"

Record Review: Itasca’s “Spring”

Spring is like a chronical of a solitary road trip. It was written in New Mexico, recorded in California and
/ RECORD REVIEWS
Record Review: Drahla's "Useless Coordinates"

Record Review: Drahla’s “Useless Coordinates”

Utter certain words in a sequence, and the world deems you either a prophet or a madman. Since 2015, the
/ RECORD REVIEWS
Record Review: Sporten Är Död's "Sporten Är Död"

Record Review: Sporten Är Död’s “Sporten Är Död”

Scrape down through the layers of rock history and what do you find? More layers—it never ends. This LP represents
/ RECORD REVIEWS
Record Review: Writhing Squares' "Out Of The Ether"

Record Review: Writhing Squares’ “Out Of The Ether”

Space comes in a box, and all you need to do to get some is stomp on it. Writhing Squares,
/ RECORD REVIEWS
Record Review: Lena Hessels' "Billow"

Record Review: Lena Hessels’ “Billow”

Lena Hessels is not the first 17-year-old to lock her self up over the summer and make a record. But
/ RECORD REVIEWS
Record Review: Upper Wilds' "Mars"

Record Review: Upper Wilds’ “Mars”

Concept-record fans, take note. Mars is a space/rock opera concerning an alternate history in which humans have already settled elsewhere
/ RECORD REVIEWS
Record Review: Various Artists  "Freedom Of The Press"

Record Review: Various Artists “Freedom Of The Press”

Music and journalism have this in common: They’re both means to communicate what’s going on. That means that both can
/ RECORD REVIEWS
Record Review: Mako Sica & Hamid Drake's "Ronda"

Record Review: Mako Sica & Hamid Drake’s “Ronda”

It may take a village to raise a child and two record labels (Feeding Tube and Astral Spirits) to put
/ RECORD REVIEWS

ADVERTISEMENT

Record Review: The Skygreen Leopards' "The Jingling World Of The Skygreen Leopards"

Record Review: The Skygreen Leopards’ “The Jingling World Of The Skygreen Leopards”

When Donavan Quinn and Glenn Donaldson started the Skygreen Leopards in 2001, they agreed upon some ground rules. They would
/ RECORD REVIEWS
Record Review: Titus Andronicus' "A Productive Cough"

Record Review: Titus Andronicus’ “A Productive Cough”

The shift that Titus Andronicus makes with A Productive Cough shouldn’t catch us off guard—long have Patrick Stickles and Co.
/ RECORD REVIEWS

ADVERTISEMENT

Franz Ferdinand: All My Friends

Franz Ferdinand: All My Friends

Franz Ferdinand is playing at James Murphy’s house. One of the best Franz Ferdinand performances is on an LCD Soundsystem
/ RECORD REVIEWS

ADVERTISEMENT

Record Review: Franz Ferdinand's "Always Ascending"

Record Review: Franz Ferdinand’s “Always Ascending”

Franz Ferdinand seems to have a thing for laziness. In addition to the Glasgow band’s generally louche persona, there’s a
/ RECORD REVIEWS
Record Review: The Decemberists' "I’ll Be Your Girl"

Record Review: The Decemberists’ “I’ll Be Your Girl”

Anyone who’s been cussed out by “Ben Franklin’s Song” knows Colin Meloy still has some poison left in his quill.
/ RECORD REVIEWS
Weezer

Record Review: Weezer’s “Weezer”

Weezer, the 10th album by Weezer, is about as good (or bad, your call) as Weezer, several measures worse than
/ RECORD REVIEWS
LateGreats

Record Review: The Late Greats’ “Kids You Knew”

Bobby Gillespie of Primal Scream and Jesus And Mary Chain fame is often noted with the phrase, “A band is only
/ RECORD REVIEWS
ErollGarner

Record Review: Erroll Garner “The Complete Concert By The Sea”

Sixty years ago today, explosively melodic jazz pianist Erroll Garner lit a fire in a Carmel By The Sea, Calif.,
/ RECORD REVIEWS
TOS

Essential New Music: Thee Oh Sees’ “Mutilator Defeated At Last”

I have no doubt that John Dwyer and the occasionally rotating crew of musicians he calls Thee Oh Sees are
RyanAdams

Essential New Music: Ryan Adams’ “Live At Carnegie Hall”

According to William Blake, “The road of excess leads to the palace of wisdom … you never know what is

ADVERTISEMENT