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...

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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...

John Wizards - "John Wizards"

Cape Town, South Africa resident, John Withersand and Rwandan singer, Emmanuel Nzaramba craft the funky tunes behind the band John Wizards. This new self-titled album is a ride. There are unexpected key changes on every down beat, vocals that are so perfectly offbeat nothing else would make sense, tempo changes that catch you by surprise and fulfill any desire for dynamic spontaneity, a complete fizzle out of all ins...

29 Sep 5:38 PM 0 Read More...

Typhoon - "White Lighter"

When I think of big, oversized music groups, I think cacophonies. A-synchronistic melodies and often non-sensical lyrics; wide-ranging harmonies and alluring imagery. Broken Social Scene; Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeroes; The Arcade Fire; Gogol Bordello. They’re eclectic and chaotic, and if done right, these messes of musicians have the ability to pull their sound off. Eleven piece Portland outfit Typhoon is ...

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