Category Archives: Album Review

EERIE Review

It’s not often Tee Pee Records puts out an album by a band that’s described as black metal. Hell, they’ve probably never put out an album by a band that’s described as black metal. If you’re not familiar, Tee Pee’s … Read More >

The Best Albums of 2016…So Far

Our Favorite Albums of the Year… So Far Two weeks ago, Pitchfork published an article “Is 2016 Music’s Biggest Year in Decades?”, and while I can’t give you an answer to that question, it’s clear that this year has been … Read More >

Julianna Barwick’s Latest Album: Will

  In support of her latest album, Brooklyn-based artist Julianna Barwick is stopping by the Frequency on Monday, June 20th for what I expect to be yet another ethereal, enchanting experience. Released last month on Dead Oceans, Will combines cloudy synthesizer and … Read More >

Choir of Young Believer’s Review

Many sounds found on Choir of Young Believers’ third album, Grasque, are familiar. These range from art pop synthesizers reminiscent of Brian Eno’s first solo records, to the ubiquitous tight snare of the 1980’s.  Even with this familiarity, the synthesis … Read More >

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 >