Mar 11, 2017
Russian Lullabies by Havalina (Review)
Two decades after its original release, Havalina’s third album remains as much an unsung masterpiece as ever.
Mar 6, 2017
On Monumenta, Valerinne’s Fiery Post-Rock Will Destroy You, in a Good Way (Review)
The Romanian trio will beat you down one massive riff at a time, but they’ll also build you back up, stronger than before.
Mar 2, 2017
Grails’ Chalice Hymnal Blends Numerous Genres to Create Cinematic Soundscapes (Review)
Post-rock, electronic music, film scores, modern classical, and jazz figure into Grails’ graceful, sublime music.
Jan 29, 2017
ISON’s Cosmic Drone Conveys the Beauty and Terror of Outer Space (Review)
This gorgeous space-themed EP blends metal and shoegaze to stunning effect.
Jan 28, 2017
Luxury’s Lee Bozeman Is Recording New Music for Velvet Blue Music
The as-yet-untitled release will be recorded this February.
Jan 28, 2017
Austin’s Knife in the Water Announce New Album Reproduction, Reissue 1998’s Plays One Sound and Others
The Texas group’s darkly cinematic take on country-western and Americana is still as timeless and haunting as ever.
Jan 17, 2017
In Rotation: High-Functioning Flesh, Slowdive, Drab Majesty, Box and the Twins (Review)
Minimalist industrial punk; the return of a shoegaze legend; dreamy inter-dimensional post-punk; and darkly lush pop from Germany.
Jan 11, 2017
Watch Arcade Fire’s 2014 Performance of “Reflektor” at London’s Earls Court
It’s one of the best Arcade Fire songs to date — and a nice tease for their upcoming concert film.
Jan 10, 2017
Insides’ “Ghost Music” Is the Ambient Pop Duo’s First New Song in 16 Years
And it picks right up where their masterpiece, 1993’s Euphoria, left off.
Jan 8, 2017
This Tooth & Nail Records Catalog Is a ’90s Christian Music Time Capsule
I’d spend hours poring over catalogs like these, trying to decide what music to buy with my meager college paychecks.
Dec 31, 2016
My Favorite Songs of 2016
2016 sucked in many ways. But there was beautiful music to be heard in the midst of the year’s ugliness.