Cat Power – Sun

Cat Power

On Sun, the ninth studio album of Cat Power’s esteemed recording career and first in more than four years, Chan Marshall takes a bold singular vision, a ferocious propensity to make strong music on her terms, a heart burst wide open, and a wealth of damned-if-I-do, damned-if-I-don’t risks executed with consummate grace and an uncanny [...]

Nada Surf – The Stars Are Indifferent to Astronomy

Nada Surf 2012

Nada Surf magnanimously create pop gold with a conscience   The Stars Are Indifferent to Astronomy is the seventh album from Nada Surf, the New York indie rock trio of Matthew Caws, Ira Elliot and Daniel Lorca. By this point in their career, Nada Surf have been a young buzz band, been written off, climbed [...]

Watch The Hives Play Two Songs at Secret Show to Celebrate New Album

The Hives in 2012

To say The Hives have crept back on to the rock & roll radar is both an accurate statement and a paradoxical one. The accuracy of such an assessment in relation to the Swedish quintet is supported by the fact they haven’t released new music since 2007’s The Black and White Album, an album solid [...]

Japandroids – Celebration Rock

Brian King and David Prowse of Japandroids

Indie culture and Japandroids have both aged three years since David Prowse and Brian King released a feverishly popular eight-song debut called Post-Nothing upon a population consisting mostly of unsuspecting ears. The culture itself grows more overwrought and stylized by the day, bordering on self-parody, while Japandroids have defiantly stuck to their guns and roots. [...]

The Walkmen – Heaven

The Walkmen release 'Heaven'

Heaven marks the ten year anniversary of Hamilton Leithauser, Paul Maroon, Walter Martin, Peter Bauer and Matt Barrick playing together as a band and as friends in The Walkmen. From 2002 until now, they have released a stretch of albums (Everyone Who Pretended to Like Me Is Gone, Bows + Arrows, A Hundred Miles Off, [...]

Regina Spektor – What We Saw From the Cheap Seats

Regina Spektor all smiles

What We Saw From the Cheap Seats is the sixth full-length album from Soviet-born, American-bred pop songwriter Regina Spektor. It is her fourth release for Sire Records, and her sound is right in step with the rest of her enviable catalog. Produced by Mike Elizondo (who helmed the production for the like-minded Fiona Apple album [...]

James & Evander – Bummer Pop


I’ve been sitting on James & Evander’s Bummer Pop for the better part of a week. I hadn’t committed to writing about it before now, because every time I think about the album, I’ve found myself craving to play it yet another time rather than attempt to explain all the non-immediate intricacies that make it [...]

Katatonia Releases New Video and Free “Night is the New Day” iPhone Application


Read about the newly released free iPhone application & watch the new video, “Day and Then the Shade” by Sweden’s progressive metal act, Katatonia.