Wednesday, June 19, 2019

The songs of 2017

Every once in a while, listening to albums, there are tracks that stand out above others. They aren't always singles but sometimes are. Released...

Boxwood, a one-man wall of sound, releases “Sun Garden City” EP...

Jose Ferrer, aka Boxwood, is a bit of a deconstructionist. He showed up at Sweat Records in Miami a couple weeks ago to talk...

Deerhuter release iTunes session; Pitchfork streaming awesome “Desire Lines”

The other day 4AD Records sent out an up-date regarding its stable of artists. Most interesting was news of Deerhunter recording an intimate live...

Pete and the Pirates release new single

Ahead of their long overdue sophomore full-length album, Reading, England-based darlings, Pete and the Pirates released their lead single off their new album yesterday....

From the Archives: Mike Garson on playing the piano (Part 4...

This post continues my conversation with Mike Garson, which took place May 4, 2004. I sat down with him backstage at the James L....

Beach House offer most riveting album yet with ‘Bloom’ – out...

Too often, lately, I have heard lush, layered records only to feel dizzy and nauseous by the end. So-called chill wave has often been...

Free Live stream: Daft Punk's 'Random Access Memories'

More than half-way through the new Daft Punk album, and I feel it's just Daft Punk lite. The inventive beats have mostly been supplanted...

Duke of Burgundy plunges deep into the frailty of love and...

It’s funny that the 50 Shades of Grey movie will hit the multiplex on the same day as The Duke of Burgundy enters select art house theaters....

Deerhoof offer free download of live album

So Deerhoof, that anti-est of pop bands from California are not stopping in your city during their tour? They are offering a free download...

From the Archives: Reliving Red House Painters live in 1997 in...

Full disclosure: Mark Kozelek blew off a scheduled interview to my face the night after this concert. Still, I don't take my taste for...