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 »
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 »