Bill Baird - "Spring Break of the Soul"

With school coming to a close and summer break right around the corner, Bill Baird’s Spring Break of the Soul is a record to bring in the bucolic joy of springtime with a twisted attitude. Known for his work with the bands Sunset as well as Sound Team, Baird’s new release is the product of two full years in the studio, culminating in this epic, warped, but delightful dose of summertime splendor. Stretched acro...

03 Apr 5:48 PM 0 Read More...

March ’13 CD of the Month: "Ores & Minerals" by Mazes

A lot of influences come to mind when listening to the new album by Mazes; the squiggly guitar licks of the Pixies, the minimal grooves of krautrock, the loose swagger of the Kinks...but even as the Manchester outfit flares their love for rock bands of the past, Mazes' new album Ores & Minerals showcases an exciting new voice from the garage rock scene, one that is determined to find the common ground between di...

02 Mar 1:52 AM 0 Read More...

February '13 CD of the Month: We Are The 21st Century... by Foxygen

At first glance, Foxygen might seem like a goofy excursion, but their sophomore effort We Are The 21st Century Ambassadors Of Peace & Magic is a surprisingly tasteful collection of rock songs that feels mature and youthful all at once. Maintaining the reckless abandon that comes with a band who've named themselves "Foxygen", Ambassadors gives a fun and even sometimes touching spin on the themes established...

01 Feb 8:17 PM 0 Read More...

January '13 CD of the Month: Ascent by Six Organs of Admittance

Back with another translucent record of psychedelic glory, Six Organs of Admittance (a.k.a. Ben Chasny) explore a more electrified version of their sound on Drag City's Ascent. Featuring the lineup of Chasny's side project "Comets On Fire", Ascent mixes Chasny's typically layered approach to folk with a more rock-band heavy sound, coming out sounding like Crazy Horse with a particularly halucinatory bent. Thund...

05 Jan 1:42 AM 0 Read More...