Tag Archives: album reviews

Recommended New Album: Wye Oak — Shriek

Baltimore duo, Wye Oak, aka Jenn Wasner (vocals, bass) and Andy Stack (keys, percussion) are set to release their fourth full-length album, Shriek, on Tuesday, April 29th via Merge Records.  After a heavy touring schedule in support of their 2011 buzzworthy record, Civilian, they found themselves living in opposite ends of the country.  Despite being physically […]

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Recommended New Album: Ghost of A Saber Tooth Tiger — Midnight Sun

Before I even began listening to The Ghost of A Saber-Toothed Tiger’s (GOASTT) new album, Midnight Sun, I was unsure about exactly what I was getting myself into. The name itself intrigued me, and I refused to let the members behind the band influence my taste in their music. I couldn’t sit through the album without […]

Recommended: The Coathangers — “Suck My Shirt” grabs you by your (proverbial) balls

Atlanta’s all female garage-punk trio The Coathangers just released their new album Suck My Shirt on Suicide Squeeze Records on Tuesday, March 18.  In true punk fashion, The Coathangers started a band before they knew how to play instruments and seven years later they’ve put out a solid, punk rock n’ roll jammer. Suck My Shirt is […]

Hot Band Alert: Jean Jacket

Spearheaded by front-man/composer Harlowe G., Miami’s Jean Jacket is a downtempo, indie electronic music project that is in no rush to simply get the party started, like countless others in the electronic music genre. Jean Jacket takes their time, takes the beats, and creates an atmosphere where the listener can slow down and process their […]

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Hot Band Alert: September Girls — a sweet Irish treat to the noise pop genre

Deriving their band name from The Bangles’ popular single, the noise pop quintet, September Girls, will be debuting their album in U.S. music stores on Tuesday, March 11 (that’s today). Emerging from Dublin, these girls formed in — you guessed correctly — September 2011, performing their first show just two months later. The band is […]

Hot Band Alert: The Good Night Son — a soulful collection of blues

Shortly after Aaron Silverstein aka The Good Night Son (and one half of the L.A. based duo Herculion) injured his knee, and subsequently had to have ACL surgery, the guitarist/vocalist started to write new songs. He was unable to stand long enough to play a live set with Herculion and in his words: “Although it may […]

Recommended New Album: AJ Davila — Terror Amor

Rock isn’t dead and neither is punk en Espanol. AJ Davila, lead singer of San Juan, Puerto Rico’s garage-punk party animals Davila 666, has wasted no time in assembling a new side project/album Terror Amor which is quickly proving to be just as rockin’, if not more than Davila 666 who have slid into hiatus […]

Recommended New Album: Angel Olsen — Burn Your Fire For No Witness

We all know there are times in which we prefer to enjoy our own company, and whether the activities that follow include taking a stroll at our local park, reading a book, or thinking of intellectual philosophies — Angel Olsen is there to guide us through. The Chicago based singer-songwriter stated in a previous interview, […]

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Recommended Album Review: Sun-Kil Moon — Benji

Sometimes, when in the process of listening to a Mark Kozelek album, you begin to think he would’ve been a great novelist. There might not be a songwriter out there today that is able to wax as elegantly as Kozelek about both the profound and the mundane, usually within just a few lines of each […]

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Recommended New Album: Cymbals — The Age of Fracture

No doubt about it, this album will make you move and groove with its sonic electronic dance beats accented with the European sophistication of the end-of-the-century French house. Similar to the sounds of New Order, classic Factory Records, and Hot Chip — watch out, Cymbals just might become your new favorite band from the UK. Since […]

Brissa Sanchez |