Popol Vuh / Domestic Pop Deux

Two new music releases reviewed. more »

Oct 6, 2011 by in Record Reviews

Dum Dum Girls - Only In Dreams

Only in Dreams features a no-nonsense pop-rock simplicity, akin to the more moderate releases by The Jesus and Mary Chain with a touch of ’60s girl-group pop. more »

Oct 26, 2011 by in Record Reviews

Liking It Local

This roundup of recent local releases goes from the introspective to the explosive, leading the listener through heaven, hell, and even purgatory. more »

Nov 3, 2011 by in Record Reviews (1 Comments)

Music Review: Mannequin Hollowcaust

Household Accidents is a 22-track thrashing that packs a wallop into just over a half-hour, with both analog and digital violence, ultra-distorted shouts, and low-fidelity fuzz treatments that are ominous and disquieting. more »

Nov 17, 2011 by in Record Reviews

Between The Sleeves

Reviews of Rhys Chatham, Klang more »

Nov 23, 2011 by in Record Reviews

Scratching the Prog-Rock Itch

Music Review: Levin Torn White, The Total Groovy (re-issue) more »

Dec 22, 2011 by in Record Reviews

2011 Music Picks In New Releases and Reissues

Pulse music contributor Ernie Paik offers his list of 2011 must haves. more »

Dec 29, 2011 by in Record Reviews

The Roots in Reverse

The latest album from the Philly hip-hop group The Roots, “Undun,” uses a reverse chronology, bookended by two key moments in the life and death of fictional character Redford Stephens. more »

Jan 5, 2012 by in Record Reviews

No Surprises; Ridiculous

Although the performances are good, fans may find the album redundant and lacking many surprises, but there is one clear pinnacle: The closing track... more »

Mar 15, 2012 by in Record Reviews

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