Ernie, Paik

Otherworldly Hostility, Reverent Visions

Ben Frost warps genres, The Soundcarriers are minty fresh more »

Aug 7, 2014 12:00 AM Record Reviews

Delicious Complexity, Super-Charged Steamrolling

Ahleuchatistas reaches new heights, Deerhoof delivers live intensity more »

Nov 25, 2015 1:14 PM Record Reviews

Masterful, Moving Dog Stories, Glorious Lo-Fi Fireballs

Laurie Anderson remembers, W-X squirms and brims more »

Nov 18, 2015 12:12 PM Record Reviews

Stop Trying To Be Meaningful

The art and personality of Chattanooga-born artist Wayne White embrace the South while being piercingly critical, in an ongoing conflict that often guides his work, magnified by a unflinching sense of humor. more »

Nov 11, 2015 1:42 PM Features

Seventies Krautrock Revisited, Mischievous New-Wave Pop

Harmonia’s complete works, The Simple Pleasure’s earworms more »

Nov 4, 2015 2:40 PM Record Reviews

Still Crazy After All These Years, Mutant Butterflies Arise

Sun City Girls Re-Issue Risk-Taking, The Necks Get Ghostly And Sinister more »

Oct 28, 2015 3:51 PM Record Reviews

Bringing The Best Of Their Punk Selves

The Brooklyn duo Shellshag is the epitome of the D.I.Y. spirit, known in the rock underground for its inspiring punk-pop bursts and hardworking, incessantly touring m.o. that has sustained the group. more »

Oct 21, 2015 12:38 PM Features

Supernatural Unease, A Salute To Kiwi Pop

Damon & Gray tap into paranoia, The Mantles radiate bittersweet sunshine more »

Oct 14, 2015 3:00 PM Record Reviews

Japanese Adrenaline, West African Homage

Gagakirise and Eye electrify, Mdou Moctar offers Saharan guitar rock more »

Oct 7, 2015 12:11 PM Record Reviews

Mainely Psychedelic Rock, Jazz From A Prodigy

Herbcraft entrances with throwback vibe, Joey Alexander amazes at 11 more »

Sep 30, 2015 1:37 PM Record Reviews

Not Preset To A Certain Pitch

Some would say that the distinctive gliding, glossy sounds of the pedal steel guitar are suited for both kinds of music—country and western—and in the pantheon of great pedal steel players, Susan Alcorn is a rarity ... more »

Sep 23, 2015 12:38 PM Features

Waving Underground, Basement Mysticism

Sonic tangled barbed wire, explosive dark vibes more »

Sep 16, 2015 1:11 PM Record Reviews

Pedal Steel Goes Latin, Classic Avant-Garde

Susan Alcorn’s guitar tangos, many artists push the boundaries more »

Sep 9, 2015 11:03 AM Record Reviews

Latvian Electronica, Cameroonian Afrofunk

Domenique Dumont breezes, Francis the Great reissued and joyous more »

Sep 2, 2015 2:07 PM Record Reviews

Pop Pleasures in Red Kite, Vocal Virtuosity on Noctunes

Sarah Cracknell stays cozy, Willis Earl Beal sooths his soul more »

Aug 26, 2015 12:22 PM Record Reviews

Welsh Electro-Pop Sci-fi, Croatian Hazy Psychedelia

Gwenno’s cool playfulness, Pridjevi’s sonic incense cloud more »

Aug 19, 2015 12:05 PM Record Reviews

Never Too Much Miles, A Pop-Style Burger Party

Newport and beyond with Davis, eclectic, fun party with Model Village more »

Aug 12, 2015 12:58 PM Record Reviews

Living Up to Their Potential

“It was electrifying. I had never experienced anything even remotely like what I experienced that day, and I’ve never ever forgotten it.” This is how Ashley Capps described to The Pulse via email his first-ever concert experience ... more »

Aug 12, 2015 12:58 PM Cover Story

Jangly, Bright Indie-Pop, Found-Object Percussion

Expert Alterations gets snappy, Flandrew Fleisenberg gets atmospheric more »

Aug 5, 2015 2:49 PM Record Reviews

Dazzling Strength from Mali, Shimmering Bliss from Britain

Bassekou Kouyaté gets tightly dexterous, Flying Saucer Attack flows more »

Jul 29, 2015 4:38 PM Record Reviews

Impossible to Musically Pin Down

One would be hard-pressed to find a recording and performing artist in the Chattanooga creative underground with as many musical personas and solo projects as Joseph J. Micolo III, driven by a willingness to explore ... more »

Jul 22, 2015 1:34 PM Features