Album review of Animal Collective’s latest, Centipede Hz
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The indie and alternative album pick of the week for June 26th, 2012 goes to Slaughterhouse by Ty Segall Band.
The indie and alternative album pick of the week for June 19th, 2012 goes to….
Ever since the single “Kill For Love” dropped in October of last year, anticipation was through the roof for Chromatics’ forthcoming release. It only further heightened impatience for the record that Ryan Gosling’s Drive happened to be released last fall as well, which made synth-heavy, ’80s-leaning jams that much cooler. Yet Chromatics was perfecting this sound long [...]
It’s about time. With Open Your Heart, the no frills, no-holds-barred rock music has finally staked its claim as a force to be reckoned with in 2012. At a time when music is shifting towards a more electronic, finely tuned approach, The Men have elected to take listeners’ eardrums hostage with a barrage of uninhibited [...]
In this day and age, it is relatively easy for an artist to amass a whirlwind of internet buzz and hype, especially in the indie music world. With this comes the inevitability that some new musicians will falter under the intense scrutiny and anticipation, or become prematurely heralded before they have fully blossomed as a [...]
From the first onslaught of sound that emerges from “True Guitar Shred,” the overall tone and purpose of the album is made abundantly clear. It is an introduction to the record which serves as a warning that the pop-leaning sing-a-longs that pervaded Treats are about to take a back seat to a darker, more rock-oriented [...]
Intensity. That is the first word that comes to mind after a listen to Cloud Nothing’s new work, Attack on Memory. Lead singer and creator of Cloud Nothings, Dylan Baldi, had repeatedly stated in interviews that this album was a far more aggressive piece in comparison to the band’s past two outings. He has also [...]
Electronic music and one-man composers have been a recurring theme throughout 2011. Some have broken from the pack and gained considerable buzz, while others continue to flounder in the large pool of obscurity. Besides the obvious intangible factors such as good timing and (simply put) luck, there is one specific element that most electronic artists [...]
To call the We Bought a Zoo soundtrack a mood piece would be slightly redundant. As a soundtrack, it is understood that it must act precisely as a complement to the movie’s visual imagery, an enhancement to the atmosphere. Who better to aurally bring to life a movie filled with natural imagery than the frontman [...]
Marcus Joons and Daniel Tjäder, the creative brainpower behind the hypnotic, uplifting sound of Korallreven, craft possibly the most tranquil, existential record of the year. The Swedish duo have released two mixtapes over the course of the past year in order to properly introduce themselves before their debut, and the strategy has garnered them quite [...]