Pop & Rock: Year in Review 2010
A concept album about the Civil War may water the mouth of Ken Burns, but not everyone has directed a ten-hour doc on the subject. Thankfully Titus Andronicus sweetened theirs with a modern twist, where Bruce Springsteen is God, New Jersey is home and anthems fit for arenas are busting out at the seams. Throw in cameos by the Hold Steady's Craig Finn as Walt Whitman and Vivian Girls' Cassie Ramone as Jefferson Davis and it's an epic 65 minutes of scrappy, earnest pop songs that thrash and tear with drunken, riotous abandon.
NewsOct 05, 2015
Wavves' Nathan Williams Reveals Plans for Collab LP with Rapper Antwon, Goes Deep on Intense Fan Connection
Having released a collaborative album with Cloud Nothings this year, Nathan Williams has already put out another. Late last week, he deliver...
NewsOct 01, 2015
The Dears Reflect on Identity, Relationships and Too Much Music
"We still like to pretend in some way that we're making art" — Natalia Yanchak says this matter-of-factly from a rest stop somewhere b...
FeaturesSep 28, 2015
Empress OfPortrait of the Artist
Not 15 minutes into my phone call with Lorely Rodriguez, the mastermind behind electro-pop project Empress Of, a stranger passing her front ...
StreamsSep 28, 2015
Anamai"Abris" on Exclaim! TV
Anamai is an experimental neo-folk endeavour lead by Anna Mayberry (HSY) and produced by David Psutka (Hiawatha, Egyptrixx). The rest of the...
NewsSep 28, 2015
Bob Moses Fuse Songwriting with Circuitry on 'Days Gone By'
When it came time to record Days Gone By, their debut full-length for Domino, Brooklyn-via-Vancouver duo Bob Moses looked to build on the ha...
StreamsSep 25, 2015
Dirty Frigs"Toss" on Exclaim! TV
Dirty Frigs are a Toronto-based four-piece who resurrect the spirit of Link Wray and other early axe-wielders to conjure the dark and distor...
FeaturesSep 25, 2015
OughtThe Void Is Listening
After releasing their acclaimed debut album More Than Any Other Day in 2014, Ought found themselves touring practically non-stop, playing sh...
NewsSep 25, 2015
Disclosure Discuss the Piano Origins of 'Caracal,' Address "Hater" Purists
It might be hard to imagine, but Disclosure didn't start the songs on their new album Caracal with samples or synth beats; they sat down at ...