La Tengo have just returned from a tour of West Coast record stores, part of an
aggressive first-week push behind their new album, Fade, and guitarist Ira Kaplan is adjusting to the full schedule.
“I think in this modern record age, there’s more activity than ever focused on
the initial week
Hulking, aggressive, overlong
and practically dripping with sun-baked, redneck testosterone, this
six-disc, seven-hour package acts as an apt metaphor for the band itself. And
what with this Allman Brothers-spinoff
Much has been made of the first couplet on “Ecce Homo,” the lead track on New York-based Titus Andronicus’ latest album, Local Business. “Okay, I think, by now,” rambles vocalist/guitarist Patrick Stickles
“We’re a filthy, charming, lovable band,” Christopher Roberts, drummer
for Milwaukee trio Heavy Hand, explains bluntly. “A lot of our lyrics are dirty
as shit and we swear in our songs. They’re not radio-friendly, for the most
It’s hard to listen to the hushed, minimal pop of The xx’s debut album without feeling like you’re eavesdropping. When guitarist Romy Madley Croft and bassist Oliver Sim trade verses with each other...
If many of Wisconsin's alt country/Americana
practitioners skew toward honky-tonk good times and general hilarity, Green
Bay's Midwestern Charm brings grim equilibrium on the band’s self-titled debut.
Loneliness, regret, angs...