The twin sisters Cristi Jo and Jessica are Zambri, both in surname and musical guise. I first mentioned them on Stereogum when they jumped onstage and added petite, but substantial, vocal muscle to…   Read Story »
The excellently named Sacremento producer Raleigh Moncrief has been something of an indie rock "that guy," for the past few years, staying busy on the periphery. He engineered and co-produced Dirty…   Read Story »
If you look at them from a certain angle, the San Francisco trio Wet Illustrated fit right in with the analog-gear retro-garage boom that's happening in their city right now. After all, they're a…   Read Story »
Get past the eye-catching/potentially irritating stylized spacing (ala w h o k i l l), and focus instead on the heartfelt, fuzzy electronic dance tracks from 26-year-old Denver art school grad Drew…   Read Story »
Part Time is the slinky (new-)romantic synth-centric project of San Franciscan David Speck. You may have already heard his breezy, deadpan "In This Filthy City" (FKA "If I Lose My Cool I Die"), a coy…   Read Story »
Spacy, neo-psychedelic Brooklyn outfit Beige been kicking around local show undercards this past year, offering the internet a few MP3s but precious little self-revelatory info. There's an oblique…   Read Story »
The glammed-up, psychedelic, soulful, punked-out Unknown Mortal Orchestra is the brainchild of Oregon (via New Zealand) resident Ruban Nielson, a former Mint Chicks guitarist who mentions Captain…   Read Story »
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 »