Album Reviews

The Milk Carton Kids – Monterey
The Milk Carton Kids’ third album Monterey could easily be mistaken for something utterly vintage. An airy ambiance precipitates even the first guit...more
Du Blonde – Welcome Back to Milk
With her new act Du Blonde, Beth Jeans Houghton takes a definitive step away from her previous band, Beth Jeans Houghton and the Hooves of Destiny. Yo...more
Rainer – Water
Water, the debut album from London based electronica duo Rebekah Raa and Nic Nell, aka Rainer, is an album stripped down to its bare essentials. This ...more
Hot Chip – Why Make Sense?
Hot Chip (pronounced “hot sheep” in France) have made a reputation on delivering groove-driven music laid over lead singer Alexis Taylor’s cont...more
Bernard + Edith – JEM
Bernard + Edith's debut album JEM is like a dark enchantress. The duo have a sound that cuts as sharp as a knife, yet somehow in the softest, most mag...more
Torres – Sprinter
Torres is not an artist to do things by halves. In fact, on her new album Sprinter, the Nashville based musician does quite a lot by wholes. The resul...more
The Incredible Magpie Band – The Incredible Magpie Band
There’s something of an anachronistic feel coming from The Incredible Magpie Band. You just don’t see this kind of psychedelic pop around much th...more
Chastity Belt – Time to Go Home
It's easy to see Seattle four-piece Chastity Belt's second album Time to Go Home as a simple yet catchy outing in slacker punk. Yeah sure, all the tr...more
Jacco Gardner – Hypnophobia
With the title Hypnophobia, Jacco Gardner's upcoming album suggests many sleepless nights studying and digesting the psychedelia of the 60s and the 7...more
My Morning Jacket – The Waterfall
My Morning Jacket are pretty much indie rock royalty, as much of a contradiction as that may seem. From their fairly humble origins as a scrappy folk ...more