Listen and subscribe via iTunes | Google Play | Stitcher | RSS The Lowdown: Deafheaven return for their fourth album, which strips away the shoegaze of Sunbather and the dark atmosphere of New Bermuda for a bright and sunny, new sound. The album has the same emotional power and wide dynamic range of past Deafheaven records, but features significant new wrinkles in their sound, including a prominent grand piano. The Good: The album is a masterwork...Read more
Love triumphs on the band's most intriguing and joyous album since 2009's breakthrough 'Bitte Orca' Rarely has an album so full of joy and life started in such a sombre way. "The sky has darkened, Earth turned to Hell," Dirty Projectors' creative force Dave Longstreth warbles on the opening song, 'Right Now'. By the end of the song, however, he's lifted up and is ready to turn a new page: "You pulled me up when you took my hand / There was silence...Read more
The first time I saw Chastity, I was blown away by the power and intensity of their performance. Lead singer, and the embodiment of the band, Brandon Williams set up his mic stand in the middle of the crowd and then proceeded to stalk about, and through it, selecting like-minded individuals to share a lyric with. Musically it felt like listening to a Faith No More from a parallel universe in which they followed a hardcore path instead of alt-rock/metal....Read more
Australian folk duo Luluc follow-up their deeply enchanting 2014 LP Passerby with Sculptor, a largely self-produced, self-recorded set that leans out dramatically from the quiet introspection of its predecessor both in lyrical content and more cinematic sound. Now firmly entrenched in the creative enclave of Brooklyn, Melbourne natives Zoë Randell and Steve Hassett dance around the minimalist framework of their first two outings, expanding their...Read more
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