Yes! Saw these dudes live recently and they were amazing. Also, Adam Schatz’ “zombie jazz” band Father Figures is awesome and puts on a mind-blowing live show. Aaaand Landlady/Father Figures drummer Ian Chang plays with Son Lux and Matthew Dear and is incredible.
Album: Dysnomia by Dawn of Midi
Song: Mobius Streak by Hiatus Kaiyote
New Artist: Celestial Shore
Video: Wishes by Beach House
Yeah I’ve always thought that Age of Adz was up there with the Sistine Chapel and Don Quixote as one of the greatest artistic achievements in human history, but y’know, different strokes.
Yes, finally Ava Luna got some ink on Sgum! They’re one of my favorite bands, I’ve seen them live twice, and they put on one of the best shows I’ve ever seen. This cover is fun but only reveals about 7% of AL’s full awesomeness. Seriously, check these bros and chicks out.
Has there ever been another band with the honor of being called “skronk-pop tinkerers”?
Wow, I just got engaged last week, so this article couldn’t have been better-timed. I guess we’d better find a solid bassist and start making some music.
Sounds like a plan! I’ll look for the cat and you’ll look for the Mario Paint screen-cap.
Happy to see Angel Olsen and Matthew E White on the Honorable Mentions list. Angel lives in my neighborhood and was at my band’s show last week and told some people she really liked us so yeah I felt pretty cool about that.