reviews

Quantic & Alice Russell With the Combo Barbaro, ‘Look Around the Corner’ (Tru Thoughts)

A Colombian jazz band and Russell’s raspy vocals freshen this polyglot salsa-soul stew.
Mosi Reeves / April 6, 2012

Ceu, ‘Caravana Sereia Bloom’ (Six Degrees)

Breathy chanteuse ditches lounge, hits road, rediscovers eclectic sounds of Northeastern Brazil.
Richard Gehr / April 6, 2012

Fat Trel, ‘Nightmare on E Street’ (Self-Released)

If raw talent were as valuable as buzz in hip-hop, then Fat Trel would be a superstar. On a pure performance level, the 21-year-old goon-ra…
Andrew Nosnitsky / April 6, 2012

EYE, ‘Center of the Sun’ (Kemado)

The next best thing to a newly unearthed album from Meddle-era Pink Floyd, complete with cosmic song suites.
David Marchese / April 5, 2012

De La Soul’s Plug 1 & Plug 2 Present, ‘First Serve’ (Duck Down Music)

French duo 2&4’s middling beats can’t dim De La’s corny-yet-sweet-natured rap parody.
Mosi Reeves / April 5, 2012

AU, ‘Both Lights’ (Hometapes)

Animal Collective likeness isn’t true anymore, now it’s austere indie and complex compositions for future circuses.
Josh Modell / April 5, 2012

King Tuff, ‘Wild Desire 7″‘ (Suicide Squeeze)

Cuddly glam-garage eccentric has been spikier and catchier elsewhere, but this single is still worth a frug.
David Marchese / April 5, 2012

Caltrop, ‘Ten Million Years and Eight Minutes’ (Holidays for Quince)

North Carolina hypnotists give modern Isis-leaning post-metal a shaggy SST make-under.
Christopher R. Weingarten / April 5, 2012

Breton, ‘Other People’s Problems’ (FatCat)

Like a dubstep Bloc Party, London collective digitizes post-punk for tuneless über-angst.
Barry Walters / April 5, 2012

Kid Koala Holds Science Fair at U.S. Premiere of ‘Space Cadet: Headphone Experience’

The American debut of Kid Koala's "Space Cadet Headphone Experience," held in Brooklyn's Irondale theater, was a triumph of whimsy and trust. "Whimsy" because half…
Christopher R. Weingarten / April 4, 2012
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