Great releases this week: Jack White goes solo with Blunderbuss, Death Grips are back for more madness on The Money Store, The Dandy Warhols remind you they are still around; Psychedelic rock monsters Ty Segall and White Fence team up on Hair; The Raveonettes release a 4-track EP while working on their next full-length.
This Week: The Shins are back with their first album in five years and only James Mercer; White Hills bring another stoner monster; Sonic Youth guitarist Lee Ranaldo explores the singer / songwriter element; Brooklyn electronic duo Tanlines bring heart to the dancefloor.
This Week: Sunny duo Tennis get a welcome rock edge with production from The Black Keys’ Pat Carney; High hopes for synth-elite Chromatics’ first release in five years; Islands’ album of loss, memory, forgetting and dreaming; Shearwater’s first release on SubPop finds balance; Field Music’s new one requires an active ear.
This Week: Lou Reed and Metallica – you decide for yourself; Portland’s Blouse is sugar and synths; Brian Wilson and the few remaining Beach Boys finish an album after 45 years; James Ferraro goes automated; The Soft Moon’s new EP: sinister, intense, dark.
This Week: Wilco fans will rejoice; Twin Sister trumps all the buzz; Gem Club’s beautiful tragedy; blog-star Youth Lagoon’s much-awaited debut; Mastodon brings heavy riffs and a sense of loss.
This week: Active Child’s much-awaited debut; Patti Smith’s impressive retrospective; Ganglians are back with a cleaner sound; Stephen Malkmus and The Jicks produced by Beck; Sun Araw go for stoner album of the year.