Stereogum: Of Montreal- From worst to best

The following was originally published on Stereogum. For the full article, click HERE. [caption id="attachment_6777" align="alignleft" width="150"] Photo by Alexis Aaeng[/caption] "The name of the game for of Montreal has always been evolution. Their current incarnation, making its debut on their newest album Lousy With Sylvianbriar, favors whip-smart, sinewy rock songs, eschewing the dance pop they’ve embra...

21 Nov 11:00 AM 0 Read More...

Dear Indie Universe: Arcade Fire

Dear Indie Universe, I can’t stop listening to Arcade Fire. Literally have been playing this album on repeat for three weeks. Have not listened to anything else. I know everyone is hating on their Grammy win and their crazy marketing campaign, but you know what? I don’t need your hate indie anti-mainstream. Their Rekflektor campaign was insane, an indie conspiracy theory. I got me stoked for this album in Augu...

14 Nov 4:20 PM 0 Read More...

Tim Hecker - "Virgins"

Tim Hecker’s latest creation is nothing short of masterful. The new album, Virgins, released on October 14 is as artful as an ambient soundscape can ever hope to be. It is more ethereal and organic than any of his previous work. Instead of his traditional style of pure studio production, he enlisted the help of Bedroom Community affiliated orchestral musicians.  The Icelandic record label and music collective is w...

30 Oct 8:47 PM 0 Read More...

Sleigh Bells - "Bitter Rivals"

As Sleigh Bells has been notorious for creating music that combines a multitude of genres—hard rock guitar riffs, pop vocals, and the occasional hip hop background beat—I wasn’t too sure of what to expect when taking my first listen to their newest and third studio album, Bitter Rivals.  I was pleasantly surprised at first—strong guitar leads, impressive vocals with creative lyrics, and more than catchy melo...

24 Oct 4:53 PM 0 Read More...

LAKE - "Circular Doorways"

I know LAKE as a K records band. It means, like many K artists before, they aren’t afraid to bring the ghosts of music past back to haunt you. And that’s exactly what Circular Doorway does, but in a relaxing, dreaming-of-a-sunny-day sort of way with funk infused delivery of whispering indiepop. LAKE is Andrew Dorsett, Ashley Erikson, Eli Moore, and Markly Morrison. Forming around 2006 in Olympia, Washington th...

08 Oct 4:54 PM 0 Read More...