Album Reviews


Wednesday, November 15th, 2017

Slow Magic’s “Float” is just what the doctor ordered

Slow Magic‘s newest 13-track EP, Float, is exactly what I need to get through a long day of work where I’m staring at my computer aimlessly.  If you are not familiar with Slow Magic, he is known for staying hidden beneath a neon zebra mask, where he makes instrumental electronic music that can be quite

Thursday, October 19th, 2017

Latest Output by Whitney: “Light Upon the Lake: The Demos”

I like Whitney. I really do. I bet they’d like me if we met. I went to their latest concert in Toronto and thoroughly enjoyed their solid, albeit slight, output. By now you may be waiting for...

Tuesday, October 17th, 2017

Thee Conductor “Cotton Tornado”

Cotton Tornado may be my new favorite name for an album, ever. It is the newest creative venture from Jason Butler and the founder of Thee Conductor. The album is a self-professed art project of this debut...

Saturday, September 23rd, 2017

Larre de Kat “Un Olandese a Milano”

Dutch artist Larry de Kat put together an interesting six-track album, Un Olandese a Milano. The album has so many different genres of music in one place that I am not sure if it is confusing or memorizing. De...

Sunday, September 10th, 2017

Son Little’s sophomore album “New Magic” – simpler & more upbeat than his last

I was really looking forward to seeing what Son Little would do with his new album. His first full length self-titled release established him as someone looking to rework the blues and R&B canon in a new...

Saturday, August 26th, 2017

Widowspeak’s new album “Expect the Best” is a ghostly fever dream

The music of Molly Hamilton, Robert Earl Thomas, and their small fraternity of collaborators has this fantastic ability to make its listener tip their head down and gaze into their shoes with earnest attention. As with other...

Saturday, August 26th, 2017

Let’s talk about Tattoo Money’s Untitled EP

I have been a hip-hop fan for years and would like to consider myself well-versed in new styles of not only hip-hop, but indie music in general. This was my first experience with Tattoo Money, a Brooklyn-based,...

Friday, August 18th, 2017

“Beast Epic”, the latest by Iron & Wine, is a smooth summer listen

Beast Epic, the sixth album by Iron & Wine, marks a self-described revisiting of the past. How so? First, it’s put out by Sub Pop, his first record label, and, secondly, in terms of sound. Recording everything...

Wednesday, August 9th, 2017

Punctual review: summer beats right on time

Punctual (DJs Will Lansley and John Morgan) are slowly building a melodic and beautiful empire. After their debut single “Eva” turned out to be a smash hit last year, the British duo has released a pop-smart EP,...

Monday, July 24th, 2017

Capital Cities “Swimming Pool Summer” EP review

Capital Cities fans should be happy to hear from the duo comprising the group, Sebu Simonian and Ryan Merchant, as the last time we heard from them was back in 2013 with A Tidal Wave of Mystery. There...

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