Wednesday, August 12, 2020

Beach House seal the deal opening for Vampire Weekend

As established in my last post praising LCD Soundsystem, the bar for live alternative rock has been set high for the rest of the...

Mogwai maintain majestic sound on Hardcore Will Never Die, But You...

Mogwai has returned with a new full-length album and a sound as dark and brooding as ever. It's the band's first for Sub Pop...

Sigur Ros live review in which I confess to tearing up

When I wrote about Sigur Rós coming to Miami I made an off-the-cuff reference to fans who let the tears loose at the sound of frontman Jon...

Could ‘Station to Station’ be EMI’s final Bowie reissue?

As many familiar with this blog already know, I have written extensively about the reissue campaign for David Bowie's 1976 album Station to Station...

Best records heard in 2010

I finally return just before 2010 ends, with a recap of the 10 best new records I heard this year (I probably spent too...

“Is David Bowie Dying?” asks the Flaming Lips

The Flaming Lips are back to releasing new music, though no proper album is in the works. Last month, they announced the first part...

Swans near end of US tour with 3 Florida dates; Leader...

So today Swans arrive in Florida for three dates before continuing on with its world tour. Starting with a show at the Social in Orlando (Buy tickets), the...

MGMT Daytrotter session released for download, features Cleaners From Venus cover

Back in October of last year, MGMT recorded a session at Daytrotter. Their label sent me a press release about it a couple of...

Waters’s ‘the Wall’ live cements theme with vivid production

After decades of familiarity with Pink Floyd's the Wall my way of hearing the album has been changed forever thanks Floyd founding member Roger...

Popol Vuh’s Herzog soundtracks reissued; Download Sculptor Steiner here!

When I first heard about  SPV's planned release of a five CD collection of Popol Vuh's early soundtracks for Werner Herzog's films, I was excited...