Album Review: Interpol – El Pintor

When Daniel Kessler and Carlos Dengler first met in a philosophy class at NYU and proceeded to form Interpol, nothing could have prepared them for the onslaught of critical acclaim their excellent 2002 debut album Turn on the Bright Lights received. The band has spent the past decade tweaking their sound, switching labels, and altering their personnel, only to release two albums that managed to capture a portion of B...

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Album Review: Zammuto – Anchor

The Shape of Things to Come, the ambitiously titled short documentary on Nick Zammuto and his band provides an intimate look at both his creative process as an artist and his intimate home life away from music. In one scene we see Nick carefully measure and then cut divots into the center of an old vinyl record using an X-Acto knife; the record is then spun with the needle placed on that center ring and it makes a so...

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Tennis – Ritual in Repeat & Twist and Shout Performance

“This song is about the last time I read a review of anything we’ve done,” said Alaina Moore, vocalist and keys player for Denver based band Tennis, before playing the sixth track Timothy from their new album Ritual in Repeat at Twist and Shout in Denver on Monday. “Jot some things down on a list/Under the header, ‘Things to Fix’/It’s wrong, I know/But I can’t let go.” Which may explain why Te...

18 Sep 4:37 PM 0 Read More...

Album Review: Hiss Golden Messenger

Hiss Golden Messenger - Lateness of Dancers James Calvet 9/10/14 MC Taylor is an honest man. He does not try to add mystery to his lyricism nor cover up the nasal tone of his voice. If you've ever dove into the back catalogue of Hiss Golden Messenger, you full well know that Taylor is just a simple man with his heart on his sleeve. Earlier this year Paradise of Bachelors records released a reissue of Bad ...

11 Sep 4:29 PM 0 Read More...

Album Review: TOPS – Picture You Staring

The best part about music is that it leads you to more music.  The great part about musicians is that they lead you to other musicians. Whether it is you who finds the music or the music finds you--does it really matter? Enter Mac DeMarco, whose infectious album from earlier this year, Salad Days, became the soundtrack for many this summer.   Several days ago DeMarco popped up in a music video from TOPS’ new ...

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