Category Archives: Album Review

Old Shoe Review

When you think of “Old Shoe,” you probably think of, well, an old shoe. However, I think of something quite different. I think of a 5-piece jam band that incorporates rock, bluegrass, jazz, and a little folk, creating nothing but … Read More >

KINGSIZED by Dressy Bessy (Yep Roc Records)

  2016 is just 60 days old and my favorite record of the year, so far, has to be the sparkling, bounding, bouncing KINGSIZED by Dressy Bessy. It’s a record that blends bang-bang pop ditties with fuzzy scuzzy lo-fi guitar … Read More >

DIIV-Is the Is Are Review

DIIV is an indie rock band that has carved out a niche in the shoe gaze/dream pop subgenera. This album starts off with quintessential shoe gaze, with the first two songs consisting of pop melodies covered up by some noise … Read More >

Sauna by Mount Eerie

die Herausforderung It seemed a proper time to check back in with Mount Eerie after a couple years; to see where the band’s principal creative personality, and drone rock wizard, Phil Elverum was headed with the band’s 2015 release … Read More >

Untethered Moon by Built to Spill

I love this record. Mostly, I was relieved that the boys from Boise are BACK. Built to Spill released a couple epochal records, for me at least, long, long ago; that they should drop such a sweet record last year, … Read More >

El Ten Eleven Preview

Since 2002, Kristian Dunn and Tim Fogarty have been collaborating on a post-rock instrumental project known to many as El Ten Eleven. The Los Angeles based duo is known for the incredibly textured and original sound, made from simply a … Read More >