Album Review: The Weather by Pond

With the release of their latest album The Weather, Pond has come a long way from their Beard, Wives, Denim days of hypnotic psych rock. In contrast with their previous works, The Weather is much more pop-oriented with less ambient noise and a slight funk inspired sound. The use of the phrase "pop-oriented" usually has a negative connotation, but this … Continue reading Album Review: The Weather by Pond

Album Review: Yours Conditionally by Tennis

Tennis has always had a knack for putting music to feelings of heartache, lipstick, and big moods. Their music is a combination of retro influences and forlorn lyrics, yet it feels completely new. Yours Conditionally sticks to the essence of what Tennis is, but there is a certain musical growth in the album that mirrors lyrics about … Continue reading Album Review: Yours Conditionally by Tennis

Album Review: Flying Microtonal Banana by King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard

In the large and dizzying landscape of modern psychedelia, King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard has changed the picture with their bold, bright, and complicated brush strokes. The newest King Gizz release, Flying Microtonal Banana, is a prime soundtrack for marathon funky/righteous dancing. It remains true to the psychedelic tradition of melodies that are both floral and … Continue reading Album Review: Flying Microtonal Banana by King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard

New Singles Review: Foxygen, The Walters, Cherry Glazerr, The Shins, Slowdive, and Dirty Projectors

A ton of new singles have been released this January and it feels a little silly to write individual articles about each one, so here's a guide to all the new stuff you should be listening to. Foxygen - On Lankershim From their upcoming album Hang, Foxygen recently released "On Lankershim" and gave us a very … Continue reading New Singles Review: Foxygen, The Walters, Cherry Glazerr, The Shins, Slowdive, and Dirty Projectors

Album Review: We got it from Here…Thank You 4 Your service

A Tribe Called Quest set the bar even higher for future hip hop musicians with stellar sampling, amazing lyrics, and their signature clean sound on their latest album. We got it from Here...Thank You 4 Your service honors the late Phife Dawg and inspires hope simultaneously. The excitement and high expectations that followed Tribe's flawless Saturday Night Live performance were not … Continue reading Album Review: We got it from Here…Thank You 4 Your service