Reviews - Page 127

Good Old War, ‘Come Back as Rain’ (Sargent House)

Something The Something hooks, jam drum pitter-pat, starry-eyed Mumford harmonies. Ultimate 'Roo band?
Christopher R. Weingarten / March 15, 2012

Spoek Mathambo, ‘Father Creeper’ (Sub Pop)

He's creepy and he's kooky, mysterious and Spoek-y — and he's altogether the most ambitious and experimental young pop musician to emerge from anywhere in…
Richard Gehr / March 14, 2012

Scuba, ‘Personality’ (Hotflush)

A coming of age. Producer emerges from sugary trance cocoon with saucy, sparkling techno/house/UK bass.
Puja Patel / March 14, 2012

Many Arms, ‘Many Arms’ (Tzadik)

For their Tzadik debut, NYC/Philly aggy-math crew turn Steve Reich's lessons into a 45-minute barf-rock massacre.
Christopher R. Weingarten / March 14, 2012

Secret Music, ‘Secret Music’ (Black Bell)

Synth-guitar PBR-slosh anthems and mosh-collages from Brooklyn duo that skipped their Ritalin dose.
Melissa Giannini / March 14, 2012

Command V, ‘Command V’ (Mush)

Art-funk veterans of NYC’s '80s no wave scene (Bush Tetras, 8-Eyed Spy) reject middle age, flaunt nasty riffs.
Jon Young / March 14, 2012

Nardwuar and the Evaporators, ‘Busy Doing Nothing!’ (Mint)

Andrew W.K. and the Cribs bring punk skill; professional prankster brings effort, eh?
David Marchese / March 14, 2012

Fort Romeau, ‘Kingdoms’ (100% Silk)

A loving tribute to the house Jack built, with special focus on the bedroom, the basement and the aquarium.
Philip Sherburne / March 13, 2012

Pond, ‘Beard, Wives, Denim’ (Modular Records)

Aussie crew shares members and psychedelic worldview with Tame Impala, but favors fly-unzipped classic rock.
David Bevan / March 13, 2012

Delta Spirit, ‘Delta Spirit’ (Rounder)

San Diego roots-rockers trade cowboy shirts for suits: New tunes are spit-shined, radio-ready.
Melissa Giannini / March 13, 2012

Baloji, ‘Kinshasa Succursale’ (Crammed)

Belgian-Congolese rapper returns to Mama Africa, crafts deep, rich autobiography alongside local legends.
Richard Gehr / March 13, 2012

Monolake, ‘Ghosts’ (Imbalance Computer Music)

New sonic environs from software pioneer sound dated whether industrial or minimal, urgently creepy or upping noise.
Grayson Currin / March 13, 2012

The Darkmonk, ‘True Underlord’ (Metal Face)

One of MF Doom’s notorious Doombots time-warps to the '90s NYC underground for lo-fi beats, clumsy raps.
Mosi Reeves / March 13, 2012

Howlin Rain, ‘The Russian Wilds’ (American)

If music were math, if records were the sums of their parts, then the fourth album from crazy-eyed California band Howlin Rain would be one…
Grayson Currin / March 13, 2012

Nite Jewel, ‘One Second of Love’ (Secretly Canadian)

Ramona Gonzalez, the Los Angeles-based singer, songwriter, and visual artist behind Nite Jewel, follows a path trod by similarly rising acts like Zola Jesus, Neon…
Marc Hogan / March 13, 2012
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