Albums

Portugal. The Man: Evil Friends

Eight records later, Portugal. The Man have crafted the incredibly detailed and smart Evil Friends. Since Waiter: You Vultures! debuted in 2006, the band put out a release every year until 2011. After two y...

Midnight Faces: Fornication

Midnight Faces’ debut album, Fornication, is mellow and eccentric. The title-track is smooth and swanky, and while it doesn’t put one in the mood for fornicating, it does set the mood for an album with grea...

Bronze Radio Return: Up, On & Over

Bronze Radio Return are an indie rock/roots band hailing from Hartford, Connecticut. They are composed of six members who all take a key role in developing the group’s original sound, and having multiple vo...

The Front Bottoms: Talon Of The Hawk

The Front Bottoms have fallen a bit flat on their latest release, Talon Of The Hawk. The duo’s follow-up to their self-titled collection lacks some of the charm that made the band stand out in the first pla...

Vasudeva: Life In Cycles

Life In Cycles is an eight-song release that clocks in a little bit over 30 minutes; not too long yet not too short for an instrumental release. Vasudeva opens up their latest project with “Ritual,” an ener...

Calexico: Spiritoso

Fresh off their excellent 2012 release, Algiers, Calexico returns with a live album backed by a full symphony orchestra. Recorded in Germany, Spiritoso features Calexico accompanied by the Vienna Radio Symp...

Old Gods: Stylized Violence

Detroit-based punk outfit Old Gods have recently debuted the first single, “Slaughtered Vomit Doll,” off of their 2013 full-length, Stylized Violence. Screaming vocals open the song and are a staple through...

The Trophy Fire: Directions For Daylight

Directions For Daylight, the recent release from San Fran’s The Trophy Fire, is hit-or-miss depending on the listener. The opening track, “Hey Dreamer,” starts out slow and dry but finishes strong. The beac...

Jason Isbell: Southeastern

Alabama native Jason Isbell is the bluesy folk singer-songwriter that is the driving force behind his latest country rock effort, Southeastern. “Cover Me Up” starts things off for the 12-track full-length. ...
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