Cynthia Orgel

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Truss Gives Liars’ ‘Pro Anti Anti’ a Sprightly Remix

At the end of March, Liars released their delightfully freaky seventh album, Mess. One of the nightmare-inducing standouts, "Pro Anti Anti," delivers four minutes of…
Cynthia Orgel / May 15, 2014

Hear Liar Remix TRUST’s Springy Synth Romp ‘Lost Souls/Eelings’

Back in March, Toronto darkwave whiz TRUST (a.k.a. Robert Alfons) released his sophomore album, Joyland, featuring the vibrant, club-ready thumper "Lost Souls/Eelings." Now, the mesmeric…
Cynthia Orgel / May 13, 2014

Hear the Fresh & Onlys Fight Evil on ‘Who Let the Devil’

On June 10, the Fresh & Onlys will follow 2012's Long Slow Dance with House of Spirits, a 10-song LP that's on the way via…
Cynthia Orgel / May 13, 2014

Watch Band of Skulls Strip Garage-Blues Bare for SXSW Live Session

Back in March, British trio Band of Skulls played a stripped-down set for On-Airstreaming, an interview-and-performance video series that operates out of Austin. Singer-guitarist Russell…
Cynthia Orgel / May 12, 2014

Hear Wharfer’s Musing Folk Ballad ‘Hawley’

Last summer, Wharfer (a.k.a. singer-songwriter Kyle Wall) released The Rattling, an album of subtle, bedroom-folk treasures. Wall recorded the full-length in his Brooklyn home and…
Cynthia Orgel / May 7, 2014

Stream Kristeen Young’s Hot-Blooded, Dave Grohl-Assisted LP, ‘The Knife Shift’

Play the Piano Drunk Like a Percussion Instrument Until the Fingers Begin to Bleed a Bit. The title of a 1970s poetry collection by Charles…
Cynthia Orgel / May 5, 2014

Late Guest at the Party Deploy Electro-Pop Stunner ‘Atmosphere’

Back in 2011, Italian synth-pop quartet Late Guest at the Party left their scenic, seaside hometown of Rimini for (where else?) Brooklyn. Since then, they…
Cynthia Orgel / April 30, 2014

Hear Melted Toys’ Alluring Synth-Pop Gem ‘Blush’

This summer, Melted Toys will release its self-titled debut album, the follow-up to 2011's watery Washed & Dried EP. In advance of the upcoming set,…
Cynthia Orgel / April 23, 2014

Hear Pompeya’s Lively Pop-Funk Ode to ‘Night’

Last year, Pompeya debuted its animated pop-funk with a collection of 12 shimmering tracks appropriately dubbed Tropical. Now, the Moscow-based four-piece is on the cusp…
Cynthia Orgel / April 23, 2014

10 Albums to Stream: Future, Thee Oh Sees, Kelis, and Lefse Records’ ‘The Space Project’

Close out the work week by streaming new albums from Future (who headlined our SPIN's 2014 SXSW day party at Stubb's), Thee Oh Sees, Kelis,…
Cynthia Orgel / April 18, 2014

Stream Fantasmes’ Chilling, Enticing ‘Thralls to Strange Witchcraft’ EP

Back in March, Puerto Rico's Fantasmes released nearly five minutes of subtly bone-chilling, Western-tinged psych-rock dubbed "The Shadow Self." That same otherworldly — dare we…
Cynthia Orgel / April 16, 2014

Thee Oh Sees, OFF!, and Gizmos Join Burger Boogaloo Lineup

The good folks at Burger Records have announced another batch of performers for the upcoming fifth annual Burger Boogaloo. OFF!, Personal & the Pizzas, iconic…
Cynthia Orgel / April 16, 2014

The Harpoons’ Unwavering Devotion is Palpable in ‘Unforgettable’ Video

Back in 2012, the Harpoons released Walk Away/Keep You Around, a heartfelt EP full of mixed emotions and soothing beats. Later this year, the Australian…
Cynthia Orgel / April 15, 2014

Hear Jon Langford & Skull Orchard’s Buoyant, Folky ‘Days & Nights’ Single

On April 1, Jon Langford & Skull Orchard released Here Be Monsters, a 10-track album replete with nods to Langford's long-running cowpunk project Mekons. Now, less than a…
Cynthia Orgel / April 14, 2014

Ed Schrader’s Music Beat Celebrates Post-Punk on ‘Televan’

Two years ago, Ed Schrader's Music Beat released their spirited, genre-bending LP Jazz Mind. Now the Baltimore duo — which includes singer-songwriter-drummer Ed Schrader and…
Cynthia Orgel / April 9, 2014

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