Reviews

Parquet Courts Sympathy for Life

Following on the heels of the critically acclaimed, and dare we say fun-filled, Wide Awake!, the band’s latest finds them venturing out into more funk and dance-inspired territory.

Mark Moody reviews...

The World is a Beautiful Place & I Am No Longer Afraid to Die Illusory Walls

On their fourth LP, the Connecticut indie-rock collective continue to churn their life-affirming grand gestures with beautiful dark hues.

Juan Edgardo Rodríguez reviews...

Hovvdy True Love

The Austin duo of Charlie Martin and Will Taylor show best on True Love when they let things shine. 

Mark Moody reviews...

illuminati hotties Let Me Do One More

Sarah Tudzin keeps her self-proclaimed promise of delivering “all riprs and no more skiprs” on her second LP, the cheekily titled Let Me Do One More—brimming with a joyful energy that feels equally confident and empowered.

Juan Edgardo Rodríguez reviews...

Features

Monsterwatch cranks up the fuzz on Noise You Will Never Care About (First Listen)

Listen to the Seattle trio's blistering new EP a full day before its official release. 

Click here to listen to the EP in full...

Quick Takes (February 2021)

We're back with our first Quick Takes of 2020! Juan Edgardo Rodríguez, alongside writers Mark Moody, Peter Quinton, and Simon Sweeney, once again revisit a handful of albums that caught their attention during the past month. This month's selections include Cassandra Jenkins, Maxïmo Park, Black Country, New Road, and more. 

Cassandra Jenkins leads this month's picks...

Latest Believe the Hype Pick

illuminati hotties Let Me Do One More

Cheekily titled Let Me Do One More, the album stays true to Tudzin's self-proclaimed promise of delivering “all riprs and no more skiprs”—brimming with a joyful energy that feels equally confident and empowered. The album is a powerful declaration coming from a pop savant who is upping her songwriting chops behind deceptively simple songwriting.

Quick Takes

José González Local Valley

Six years after 2015's Vestiges & Claws, the Swedish singer-songwriter returns with a new batch of calm, unhurried folk that resonates...

Quicksand Distant Populations

Interiors, Quicksand's celebrated 2017 comeback album, marked a new chapter for the influential post-hardcore band. Frontman Walter Schreifels...