Friday, April 16, 2021

Spielberger hold torch proud for ambient music

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So what would it sound and feel like to experience Steven Spielberg’s blockbuster Jaws with John Williams’ signature score replaced with the experimental, ambient...

Fleet Foxes dump hooks, go for atmosphere on new album

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The members of Fleet Foxes have been away from the recording studio a long time since the recording of their breakout self-titled full-length in ...

Krautrock/Indie fans take note: download a free Can tribute album

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As many who read this blog know, I am a big fan of that controversially named alt-rock genre "Krautrock," the catch-all term that covers...

IndieEthos podcast, Episode 12: Great indie music tunes of 2019

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It's the end of the year, and this month's installment of "The Independent Ethos Radio Hour" on Jolt Radio features some of my favorite indie...

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

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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...

Alx Czo shares what it feels like to release music on...

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The revival of analog releases and recording methods is more than a kitschy approach to music in a world dominated by on-line hits and...

Rick Holland Poet/Eno collaborator ruminates on the music of words (Part...

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The other day, I shared an interview compiled from a series of emails exchanged with the UK-based poet Rick Holland, who most recently worked...

Vinyl Matters: MGMT's bombastic self-titled psych-freak-fest delivers master moments in mixed...

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MGMT continue to drift down the rabbit hole with the brilliant, if at times mixed bag, that is its new self-titled album. If you...

Three choice indie singles released in July

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Protomartyr - "A Private Understanding” The new track by the post-punk wonders from Detroit, Protomartyr, “A Private Understanding” is quite epic. It builds on a...

Death Cab streaming their new song… it’s good

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It has been hard for me to resist Death Cab For Cutie, as much as I sometimes want to. It's all pretty poppy, but...