Kim Gordon’s daring debut may go over the heads of some listeners

    Kim Gordon No Home Record Matador Records · October 11, 2019 Kim Gordon is notoriously indifferent to her icon status. She was the frontwoman of the now-defunct Sonic Youth, which was arguably the most influential New York art-rock band since the Velvet Underground. Her seemingly constant presence at the forefront of music, fashion, and art […]

    On ‘Green and Gray,’ Pile is growing up, but not growing soft

    Pile Green and Gray Exploding In Sounds Records · May 3, 2019 There’s a certain sense of ease with Green and Gray, despite all of the tension surrounding it and showcased in the tracks. The past 12 years have been more than eventful for Pile. They’ve toured mercilessly from Allston basements to a soon-to-be Boston […]

    Panic! at the Disco’s ‘Pretty. Odd.’ turns 10

    Panic! at the Disco Pretty. Odd. Decaydance and Fueled by Ramen · March 2008 It’s been a decade since the pop-punk powerhouse Panic! At the Disco released Pretty. Odd., their divisive, psych-pop-inspired sophomore album. Ten years ago, Panic! At the Disco was coming down from their breakout fame after A Fever You Can’t Sweat Out went platinum, […]

    Molly Burch hits her stride with ‘First Flower’

    Molly Burch First Flower Captured Tracks · October 5, 2018 The ease of Molly Burch’s dynamic talent is so clear in these tracks. Her refined style and self-awareness keep the romance of ‘First Flower’ engaging even with its simplistic feel. Molly Burch overcomes anxieties and lets her inner strength shine on ‘First Flower,’ the anticipated […]

    Chromeo releases full-length ‘Head Over Heels’

    Chromeo Head Over Heels Atlantic Records · June 15, 2018 Chromeo, the slick electro-funk duo, made an unexpected return in June with Head Over Heels, the band’s fifth studio album. I can’t seem to find the words that describe how I felt when I heard that Chromeo, the group I had a brief obsession with in ninth […]

    The Breeders release full-length ‘All Nerve’

    The Breeders All Nerve 4AD · March 02, 2018 If you’re familiar with Last Splash, the idea of reuniting Kim and Kelley Deal, Josephine Wiggs and Jim MacPherson is monumental. Their last project together is a 90’s alt-pop delicacy – a muddy masterpiece, equal parts camp and callous, that gave us the roaring anthem ‘Cannonball’ – […]

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