Miracle’s The Strife of Love in a Dream Revels in Esoteric, Elegant Synth-Pop (Review)
Miracle’s darkly elegant music takes the sounds of the ’80s and reshapes them into strange and thrilling new forms.
Not Thrilled by Fine China (Review)
Fine China return after thirteen years with some of their best songs to date. Elegant, wistful pop of the finest sort.
DigHayZoose’s Ambitious MagentaMantaLoveTree Combined Funk, Metal & Psychedelia With Strange Results (Review)
MagentaMantaLoveTree is a sprawling, uneven album that’s by turns fascinating and frustrating, impassioned and inconsistent.
Raison d’être’s Alchymeia Is a Jung-Inspired Soundtrack Through the Shadows (Review)
Raison d’être’s dark ambience may begin in the shadows, but it’s never content to stay there.
Jóhann Jóhannsson (1969-2018)
Cinema has lost one of its most admired, acclaimed, and distinguished composers.
The Honeybear by Hampshire & Foat (Review)
This “children fairytale book concept album” is full of enchanting, beguiling music.
Watch Slowdive’s Lovely Performance for Seattle’s KEXP
Proof that Slowdive’s lush shoegaze pop holds up perfectly well outside studio walls.
Justin Timberlake, Prince’s Hologram, and the Tensions of Fandom
Also, what does a tribute to the Purple One have to do with Star Trek?
In Rotation: Mount Eerie, Ride, Fine China, Amy Annelle, Josh T. Pearson (Review)
Heart-breaking music about death; dreamy electronica from shoegaze giants; inspired ’80s pop; plaintive, old-timey folk/country; and goofy country-punk.
11 Albums For Welcoming Back (and Weathering) the Winter Cold
These are albums that I tend to gravitate towards once the skies turn grey, the mercury drops, and the snow begins to fall.
In Rotation: Nabihah Iqbal, Heligoland, Opus Science Collective (Review)
An impressive debut that feels both nostalgic and original; exquisitely composed dreampop; and super funky future funk.
My Favorite Songs of 2017, Featuring Cloakroom, Grails, Lingua Ignota, Mount Eerie, Slowdive & more
This mix is a collection of songs that helped me get through the year — that encouraged, uplifted, challenged, and yes, moved me.