Youngblood Hawke, ‘We Come Running’ – Song Review
It must really be different in LA. Though they take their name from a Herman Wouk novel about a writer moving to New York, everything about Youngblood Hawke screams California: palm trees, skateboards, bleach. With ‘We Come Running,’ the new band is unapologetically itself. The result is what you mi…
Antony and the Johnsons, ‘Cut the World’ – Album Review
This review will refer to Antony Hegarty, the transgender heart of Antony and the Johnsons, by the masculine pronoun, though, of course, he is so much more than that.
Flea, ‘Helen Burns’ – Album Review
Is Flea the most excellent dude is rock? Probably. Is the Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist’s debut EP ‘Helen Burns’ the most delightful surprise of the year? Certainly.
Two Door Cinema Club, ‘Sleep Alone’ – Song Review
While ‘Sleep Alone,’ the newest from Two Door Cinema Club, is soaring, searching and sweet, it leaves something to be desired.
The Dirty Projectors, ‘Dance for You’ – Song Review
The Dirty Projectors are gifted with one of the most unique sounds in expanse of indie-dom, an aesthetic that’s distilled in ‘Dance for You,’ the second track released from their upcoming sixth studio album ‘Swing Lo Magellan.’
Red Hot Chili Peppers, ‘Brendan’s Death Song’ – Song Review
The newest single from the Red Hot Chili Peppers is an anthem dedicated to a dearly departed friend. It’s half funeral march and half rock ’n’ roll wake.
Gotye ‘Eyes Wide Open’ – Song Review
With a bassline made with a gigantic musical fence (only in Australia!), Gotye‘s ‘Eyes Wide Open’ is arguably more tense than ‘Somebody That I Used To Know,’ though it lacks quite the same charge as the song that (has almost) made he and Kimbra stars. Nonetheless, ‘Eyes Wide Open’ is a sincere, exci…
Garbage, ‘Not Your Kind of People’ – Album Review
Remember that episode of ‘South Park’ where Stan and Kyle find a guy frozen in a cave? Remember how he after he thaws out he’s dumbfounded by 2003, so the boys house him in a 1996 habitat to preserve his sanity? From the sounds of ‘Not Your Kind of People,’ Shirley Manson and her Garbage gang must …
Counting Crows Release Free Songs on BitTorrent
The Counting Crows’ new album is all covers — and the long-lasting alt-rock band’s giving away a sampler via BitTorrent. Grab the download bundle of ’Underwater Sunshine (Or What We Did On Our Summer Vacation)’ here.