The band Slowdance played their 11th (or possibly 12th) show a week ago, opening for PS I Love You and Diamond Rings at Glasslands. Unusually captivating for an unheralded opener, the quintet zipped…   Read Story »
After WU LYF's post-midnight US debut at Glasslands Friday night, folks slipped into the venue next door, 285 Kent St., to catch the tail-end of a bill anchored by the band Friends. It was an…   Read Story »
Austra is the Toronto trio of vocalist/pianist/etc Katie Stelmanis (ex-Galaxy), drummer Maya Postepski (ex-Galaxy, currently TRUST), and bassist Dorian Wolf (ex-Spiral Beach), but the bulk of the…   Read Story »
Chicago crew Implodes' first official full-length Black Earth's a 43-minute collection of densely atmospheric star-melting guitar scrawl, acoustic interludes, and gentler drone. It's the kind of…   Read Story »
Brooklyn's Cult Of Youth, primarily the project of multi-instrumentalist/songwriter and onetime Love As Laughter bassist Sean Ragon, has released home-recorded singles and one limited-edition Dais LP…   Read Story »
Silk Flowers released a self-titled PPM full-length and the As Above So Below EP on Captured Tracks in 2009, but it's their sophomore effort, the MNDR-produced Ltd. Form, that feels like it'll bring…   Read Story »
At first blush, there's something almost grating about New York-via-Allentown duo Headless Horseman -- the music's warped, claustrophobic, Chimpmunk-y, sorta strange. After you let it sink in for a…   Read Story »
Brooklyn post-punk trio Regal Degal perform in a kind of wind-tunneling locked-groove, one that gathers steam as it circles into itself. They're fronted by onetime Dinowalrus drummer Josh da Costa,…   Read Story »
Total Warr is a newly formed Parisian duo who make rhythmic, rich pop songs. Its members -- who go by the charming French nicknames Kiki and Guigui, were longtime friends in different hardcore bands…   Read Story »
New York Jim Thompson fans Pop. 1280's shredding, scowling The Grid 12" surfaces after the self-released "Bedbugs" 7" and a split single with Hot Guts. The sharply noisy post-punk/no wave quartet…   Read Story »