Monday, December 9, 2013
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Sunday, January 27, 2013
2012 was so...2012. Right? It's 2013 people, which means there are some great releases on the horizon. Per time honored tradition, here are Matt's picks over at The Sight Of Sound.
When you break out during the emo phase of the early 2000s, it’s hard to come out as anything different. Ask a lot of similar bands, from Taking Back Sunday to Fall Out Boy - it’s hard to make new music when you are constantly being compared to what you put out during that time period. But Bayside has begun to break as a credible rock band, with 2011’s Killing Time serving as a surprisingly strong record. All that’s been said is a Facebook post that a new album is coming in 2013 and longtime fans have been excited. The most interesting part of new material: Can Bayside breakout and earn some new fans in 2013?
And here are MY picks for 2013....
What are YOU looking forward to on 2013? Let me know in the comments!
Saturday, January 19, 2013
Friday, December 21, 2012
The amount of albums that came out in 2012 is staggering. Wikipedia can give you a general idea but the truth is unless you're Michael Fassbender in Prometheus, that's not a math problem you'll have fun solving. Yet it's become increasingly apparent that when I roll out my end of the year lists, I spend I great deal of time with records that don't end up represented in that coveted collection. So here are the less-sung heroes for me, the albums that brightened my 2012--the ones worth your time but impossible to place. Enjoy!
Alabama Shakes- Boys & Girls (***½): Brittany Howard’s soulful pipes and brash blues riffs are tailor made for fans of Sharon Jones and the Black Keys’ most recent stab at retro chic.
Cat Power- Sun (***): Charlyn Marshall’s fascination with David Bowie's Low era pushes her band to try on summertime synths and trip-hop thumps where her smoky bar presence would typically reside; call it sobering if a bit somber.
Divine Fits- A Thing Called Divine Fits (***½): Sporting Wolf Parade's wavey atmospheres and Spoon's angular bass-heavy work-outs, Divine Fits' 80s-ramped debut is the perfect antidote to a lonely night drive with nothing to do.