CRAWLER is a return to form for IDLES

    IDLES CRAWLER Partisan · November 12, 2021 2021 marks 10 years since British post-punk band IDLES released their first project, which was a self-titled EP in 2011. For the first several years of their existence, the band remained in relative obscurity, releasing EPs every few years up until their breakout debut album Brutalism in 2017. […]

    Snail Mail’s sophomore album is even more lush than its predecessor

    Snail Mail Valentine Matador · November 5, 2021 Snail Mail is the musical project of singer-songwriter and guitarist Lindsey Jordan, who gained notoriety in 2018 upon the release of her debut album Lush, released a week before Jordan’s nineteenth birthday. Lush became a favorite among younger indie pop fans due to swelling instrumentals and passionate […]

    Julien Baker continues her run of emotive releases with ‘Little Oblivions’

    Julien Baker Little Oblivions Matador · February 26, 2021 Today, boygenius, an indie collective composed of Julien Baker, Phoebe Bridgers, and Lucy Dacus, is one of the most recognizable bands on the scene. In October 2015, then-20-year-old Baker, a relatively unknown singer writing songs primarily in her Middle Tennessee State dorm room, commenced this new […]

    Princess Nokia’s ‘Everything Sucks’ yields mostly underwhelming results

    Princess Nokia Everything Sucks PLATOON · February 26, 2020 Destiny Frasqueri, professionally known as Princess Nokia since 2014, became a darling of underground hip-hop fans following her debut album 1992 Deluxe in 2017. It was a raw, energetic project that combined old school New York boom bap style with more modern trap production. Princess Nokie […]

    Poppy remains on the cutting edge with ‘I Disagree’

    Poppy I Disagree Sumerian Records· January 10, 2020 Moriah Pereira, known professionally as Poppy, has harnessed the digital age to her advantage over the past half-decade. About six years ago, she began releasing abstract and surrealist short videos on her YouTube channel, and signed to Island Records under the name That Poppy in 2015. By […]

    Algiers dials back the intensity on ‘There Is No Year’

    Algiers There Is No Year Matador Records · January 17, 2020 Four months ago, Algiers, one of the most innovative rock outfits of the past decade, released perhaps their most off-the-wall song to date: a chaotic slam poetry track backed by an erratic jazz instrumental titled “Can the Sub_Bass Speak?” Combining all the elements that […]

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