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Otherworldly Hostility, Reverent Visions

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

Aug 7, 2014 12:00 AM Record Reviews

Finding The Magic Moments, Rocking Out In Northern Mali

Magic Hour fuzzes out improvisationally, Amanar builds musical communities more »

Feb 10, 2016 12:50 PM Record Reviews 1 Comments

Fireflies In The Space Between, Getting Instrumentally Catastrophic

Tiny Fireflies get back together; Tortoise mixes jazz, classical, dub and more more »

Feb 3, 2016 10:59 AM Record Reviews

Fred Lonberg-Holm: As Classical as Jazz

In the fertile creative music grounds of Chicago, the versatile, overachieving cellist and composer Fred Lonberg-Holm thrives with the ability to stay limber, traversing jazz, classical, rock, pop and ... more »

Jan 27, 2016 12:39 PM Features 1 Comments

Matthew Shipp Gets Jazzy, Swans Are Majestic

Matthew Shipp Trio release a striking new album, Swans look back to their exploratory past more »

Jan 20, 2016 12:03 PM Record Reviews

Indie-Pop Comfort Food With a Dessert of Syrian Techno

Seapony Has A Vision of breezy charm; Rizan Said is King of the Keyboard more »

Jan 13, 2016 2:58 PM Record Reviews

Historic Fleetwood Mac, Hem. Någonstans Is Music To Be Felt

An Iconic American rock album revisited, and a glance at Lau Nau more »

Jan 6, 2016 12:32 PM Record Reviews

A Rainy Night In Aberdeen, Rocketing Up From The Tombs

Aberdeen finds lost recordings, Black Record goes proto-punk more »

Dec 30, 2015 12:14 PM Record Reviews

A Small White Room Of Infinite Possibilities

"Curate” is one of those overused words that people love to hate. The Guardian called it “an absurdity,” when things like salads and Twitter feeds are curated. “The way the term has become so closely ... more »

Dec 23, 2015 12:14 PM Features

Adorable Bloodthirsty Melodies, Psychedelic Interstellar Voyage

Dan Friel celebrates fatherhood, Oneida honors its heroes more »

Dec 16, 2015 1:21 PM Record Reviews

We’re Still Missing You, Lou; Liz Harris cracks a smile

The really complete Velvet Underground, Helen gets loudly shy more »

Dec 9, 2015 11:44 AM Record Reviews

Swedish Mutant Molasses, Planet Ork From New York

Mats Gustafsson takes a challenge, Ork Records captures an era more »

Dec 2, 2015 1:37 PM 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