Album Review: Sleigh Bells’ Kid Kruschev

Album Review: Sleigh Bells’ Kid Kruschev

On November 10, Sleigh Bells duo Alexis Krauss and Derek Miller released the new seven-track album, Kid Kruschev. This 21-minute-long album comes a year after the 2016 release of Jessica Rabbit, and features a refreshed take on Sleigh Bells’ signature noise pop sound. The first track of the album, “Blue Trash Mattress Fire,” has already … Continue reading “Album Review: Sleigh Bells’ Kid Kruschev”

Mike’s Picks – ‘The End of Comedy’ by Drugdealer

Mike’s Picks – ‘The End of Comedy’ by Drugdealer

An interesting artifact: an album that sounds like it was written 50 years ago.. that’s only a year old.   This is an exquisite pick-me-up album. When I first heard this album all the way through I was having a pretty terrible day: it was rainy, I was sick, and was totally swamped with work. … Continue reading “Mike’s Picks – ‘The End of Comedy’ by Drugdealer”

Mike’s Picks – Songs of Her’s

Mike’s Picks – Songs of Her’s

Silky, enchanting vocals laid over a curiously complex aggregation of instrumental melodies.   Overall this is a very reflective album, though there are a couple of breakaway songs that don’t place perfectly into the mood. It’s littered with longing choruses like: ‘Where did I go wrong?’, ‘You don’t know this guy’, and ‘I’ll try for … Continue reading “Mike’s Picks – Songs of Her’s”

Mike’s Picks – Big Pop For Chameleon World

Mike’s Picks – Big Pop For Chameleon World

If you’re not careful (really, even if you are careful) this album will make you lose faith in your sense of reality …but in a sort of good way.   Jerry Paper, who describes himself as an ‘11th dimension musical entity’ who occasionally occupies the body of Lucas Nathan, is absolutely obsessed with the simulations … Continue reading “Mike’s Picks – Big Pop For Chameleon World”

Album Review: MASSEDUCTION by St. Vincent

Album Review: MASSEDUCTION by St. Vincent

Masseduction is Annie Clark (aka St. Vincent)’s fifth studio album and follow up to her 2014 critically acclaimed self-titled album. The album opener, “Hang on Me,” includes a repeating call to another to “hang on me/ ‘Cause you and me/ We’re not meant for this world.” It’s an interesting introduction to ideas Clark addresses later … Continue reading “Album Review: MASSEDUCTION by St. Vincent”

Revisiting Broadcast’s Healing Psychedelia

Revisiting Broadcast’s Healing Psychedelia

Resting somewhere between dream pop and indie electronic, Broadcast is an English band consisting of Trish Keenan and James Cargill as its two constant members. In all senses, the group disbanded in 2011 with the death of Trish Keenan from complications with pneumonia and swine flu, though Cargill is said to be working on new … Continue reading “Revisiting Broadcast’s Healing Psychedelia”

Run-On Sentence Reviews: Brand New – Science Fiction

Run-On Sentence Reviews: Brand New – Science Fiction

This album is your brain vacillating between actively wanting to die and desperately needing to live, between getting dragged down in the murk and vaporizing the murk with an atom bomb, between burning slowly down to nothingness and exploding with the blinding white light of vitality, between offering itself to the god of Existential Dread … Continue reading “Run-On Sentence Reviews: Brand New – Science Fiction”