Reviews

Carter Tutti Void, ‘Transverse’ (Mute)

On May 13, 2011, two generations of noiseniks met at London's Roundhouse to reconcile rhythm with the legacy of the avant-garde.
By: Philip Sherburne / March 30, 2012

Delta Spirit’s Sold-Out NYC Show By the Numbers

Rootsy indie rockers Delta Spirit are one of those rare groups who sound great on record but sound even better live, their compressed MP3 form…
By: Kory Grow / March 30, 2012

Zeus, ‘Busting Visions’ (Arts & Crafts)

Canadian prog-poppers giddily pull out all the retro-rock stops (cowbell, handclaps, harmonies, hooks galore).
By: Melissa Giannini / March 30, 2012

Andrew Bird, ‘Break It Yourself’ (Bella Union)

Genteel aesthete inches near the borders of his tastefully manicured comfort zone, but never past them.
By: Keith Harris / March 30, 2012

VCMG, ‘Ssss’ (Mute)

Half of O.G. Depeche Mode reunites for post-apocalyptic techno romp. Mutant synths wrestle stark, minimal bass, WWF style.
By: Puja Patel / March 30, 2012

Steve Lehman, ‘Dialect Fluorescent’ (Pi)

Bopping alto saxist leads tightrope trio through whip-smart originals, Coltrane, Willie Wonka.
By: Richard Gehr / March 30, 2012

Ministry, ‘Relapse’ (AFM)

Industry-as-usual — political samples, jackhammer drums, blurry thrash riffs, Uncle Al assailing the one percent.
By: Kory Grow / March 30, 2012

Iron Solomon, ‘Monster’ (Duck Down)

This is the new indie-rap normal: Orchestra strings, synths, a children’s choir, anxious dreams of pop glory.
By: Mosi Reeves / March 30, 2012

The Mars Volta, ‘Noctourniquet’ (Warner Bros.)

Omar Rodriguez-Lopez of the Mars Volta has spoken recently with atypical clarity about the reunion of his old band, At the Drive-In, which is set…
By: Mikael Wood / March 30, 2012

High on Fire, ‘De Vermis Mysteriis’ (E1)

Stoner-metal gods High on Fire's sixth album, De Vermis Mysteriis, is rife with red flags. It was hastily assembled, it’s got a lofty biblical-time-travel concept,…
By: Kory Grow / March 29, 2012
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