[Dec. 12-13] This mini-festival, curated by Deathwaltz Media, nestles cozily in the intersection of dance-friendly indie rock and rockist-friendly electronica.
[Grade: B+] Paul Woolford layers breaks upon breaks not to recreate the form of classic jungle but to probe its evocative potential.
[Grade: A-] This album favors a more modern flavor than his last, but it's every bit as emotive, lush and beautiful.
[Dec. 6] Lucius' carefully cultivated look, sharp and singular as it is, functions as an apt analogue for the band's equally potent and distinctive sound.
[Dec. 5] Cults' second LP is a bigger, bolder restaking of their unique stylistic claim; straight-up harder-rocking and more poignantly swooning.
[Grade: A-] There's some serious aesthetic boundary-testing happening here.
[Grade: B-] They may take a close second to The Feelies when it comes to Hoboken indie rock luminaries.
[Dec. 3] Seven years after her slyly addictive debut, Smith reemerged this spring with a collection a bit more polished but at least as accomplished.
[Dec. 3] MGMT's eminently enjoyable, self-titled third album finds their early penchant for playful silliness thankfully intact.
[Nov. 22] Crocodiles' latest is the duo's poppiest work yet, occasionally taking some beat-looping, gospel-infused cues from the likes of Jagwar Ma.
Kurt Vile's pretty daze just keeps on rolling.
[Nov. 15] The latest, seventh Nightmares on Wax album swirls together a blunted assortment of smooth downtempo beats.
[Nov. 15] Perhaps better than anybody else, Sky Ferreira epitomizes the category of confusion of the present pop/indie/mainstream landscape.
The Arcade Fire jump on 2013's disco bandwagon in typically grandiose fashion.
Courtney Barnett is a saucy-Aussie-slacker-type who'll charm you with a single, sly turn of phrase.
[Nov. 9] The Blow's new album is full of some pretty sexy stuff, in its nerdy, insecure, self-consciously arty way.
It's understandable that there are a lot of feelings surrounding their recent return to the active column.
Anders Trentemøller continues to distance himself from the coffee-table tech-house and elegantly tailored club fare on which he made his name.