Pissed Jeans - "Honeys"

Listening to Pissed Jeans newest release, Honeys, I am taken to a place where tight jean, tight shirt, tattooed ire-clad boys and girls are sweaty as all hell, moshing in their tiny garages or basements, just completely solemn, wild and sold on the noise. Chock full of all the screaming rage that the eighties punk movement had to offer with a twenty-first century polish, Matt Korvette continues to belt his angry ...

01 Mar 11:49 PM 0 Read More...

Grouper - "The Man Who Died in His Boat"

Good albums can be likened to infinite spectacles we have grown familiar with inside the human experience. They are vehicles, yes, they take us somewhere new and unexplored: some are trains, from point A to point B the scenery is displayed in a panorama while the soft hum of the wheels rapidly careening along the tracks lulls you into a peaceful trance; some are airplanes, unpredictable, the pilot’s voice invadin...

01 Mar 11:46 PM 0 Read More...

Iceage - "You're Nothing"

Around every February, the largest summer festivals in the world begin to announce line-ups of everyone’s favorite musical acts. But a strange trend has happened in 2013 for festivals from Coachella to Bonnaroo: reunions. The major headliners are a rehashing of bands that peaked way before Y2K. Now, don’t get me wrong, I love old music. Records from The Stone Roses, Blur, as well as Nick Cave & The Bad Se...

01 Mar 11:42 PM 0 Read More...

Foals - Holy Fire

Hailing from Oxford, England, indie rock group Foals has just released their third album, Holy Fire, on Transgressive Records. Though a primarily guitar-based sound, Holy Fire takes advantage of sonic variety, both within different sections of the same song as well as across the album as a whole. Frequently implementing rhythmically-driven leads over distorted riffs, plucked highs, and reverb-soaked vocals, Hol...

01 Mar 11:40 PM 0 Read More...

Frightened Rabbit - "Pedestrian Verse"

As I walked around campus today, headphones stuffed underneath my hat, I listened to Frightened Rabbit’s newest musical contribution. It didn’t take long for the album to prove itself worthy of the title Pedestrian Verse. The upbeat, driving sound the band has produced motivated me to keep moving through the cold air and first flakes of snow. Since The Winter of Mixed Drinks, Frightened Rabbit’s 2010 release,...

01 Mar 11:37 PM 0 Read More...