Staff Picks: 2/12 – 2/25

Still Corners

Janey Criss Assistant Editor Artist: Still Corners Album: Creatures of an Hour Comments: Creatures of an Hour came out just this past October. It’s a brilliant record that I think got lost in the year-end smudge. This is an easy-listening, more mellow version of a Raveonettes record (pick one), with unique qualities, of course. Vocals [...]

Staff Picks: 1/29 – 2/4

How to Destroy Angels

Mark Nosiri Contributor Artist: How to Destroy Angels Album: How to Destroy Angels EP Comments: I’ve been diving into the mind of Trent Reznor for the past few weeks and wasn’t aware of his latest project, How to Destroy Angels, until very recently. Everything about this band grabs me; the name How to Destroy Angels [...]

Staff Picks: 1/15 – 1/21


Janey Criss Assistant Editor Artist: Destroyer Album: Kaputt Comments: This is the most Eighties-sounding record I’ve heard all year. It’s got modern production tidbits, yes, but they do what modern technology is supposed to – replicate analog devices, less the noise that they sometimes bring. These nine songs are so damn chill-pop. It’s the same [...]

Staff Picks: 1/8 – 1/14

David Gray

Carlos Reyes Contributor Artist: Gotye Album: Making Mirrors Comments: Last week I was browsing for new music specifically for this column. I wasn’t paying much attention to what I was listening to, but then I heard this amazing song titled “Somebody I Used to Know”. You know how people always say “this song was written [...]

Staff Picks: 1/1-1/7

Class of MXXII

Mark Noisiri Contributor Artist: Midnight Kids Academy Album: Class of MMXII Comments: Let me start off by saying that this album was all I was listening to for the past week, partly because I’m the executive producer and the album dropped January 1, 2012. Got it completed just before 11pm that night. Midnight Kids Academy [...]

Staff Picks: 12/25 – 12/31


Carlos Reyes Contributor Artist: Matt & Kim Album: Sidewalks Comments: Being so close to the end of this year, I decided I wanted to hear something genuinely festive, and there’s something so real, honest and happy about Matt & Kim’s album Sidewalks.  Of course, their single “Block After Block” is just inspiration to yell “Yeah” [...]

Staff Picks: 12/18 – 12/24


Mark Noisiri Contributor Artist: McKenzie Eddy Album: A Prelude to My Next Excursion Comments: As the president of Dame Dash’s Bluroc Records, multigenre vocalist McKenzie Eddy has already been wow-ing me with her ability to be a capable versatile artist and have a strong handle on the business side as well. I recently got hip to her [...]

Staff Picks: 12/4 – 12/10

Oh Land

CReyes Contributor Artist: Oh Land Album: Oh Land Comments: I’m going to be completely honest, I only got interested in Oh Land after I read a piece that NPR did about her, so naturally I bought her album right away. And you know what? I’m glad I did it, because for months now I cannot [...]