August 27, 2014

Lewis - Love Ain't No Mystery

Earlier this year, a mysterious artist named Lewis caused quite the stir amongst online music nerds when Light in the Attic re-issued his debut album, L'Amour. Nothing about the man was known. His existence was pure enigma. Who was this man? Was he alive? Who was that super model girlfriend? Was he still making music? A few months later, second record seemed to emerge from the ether. This one,  Romantic Times, followed the same shimmering synth folk-pop of it's predecessor and only heightened the quest for the elusive Lewis. Where could he have disappeared to in that stunning white suite, sports car and airplane? Luckily, we live in the age of the internet and mysteries of this scale don't last too long. Lewis was found alive and well in Canada (real name Randall Wulff), without much care in the world for his new found audiophile fame.

August 23, 2014

Arcade Fire played Barclays Center

Watching a band rise to fame is a pretty extraordinary thing to witness. In the case of Arcade Fire, they have risen from the orchestral-indie band pulling from lo-fi aesthetics to their ability to be grand through delicate and moving melodies.

August 22, 2014

The Clean played Rough Trade

These days, the state of band reunions seems to be more of a "when" not "if" question. New Zealand's The Clean, however, have been hitting the reunion circuit since the late 1980s. In fact, their debut album, the brilliant Vehicle, came out in 1990, over a decade after they first formed and had already taken some time apart to focus on other projects. However, unlike many other bands riding high on the nostalgia reunion train, it's hard to lump the Clean into the same category.

August 18, 2014

Death from Above 1979 - "Government Trash"

On September 9, dance-punks Death from Above 1979 will finally release their long-awaited sophomore album, The Physical World.

August 15, 2014

Pharmakon - "Body Betrays Itself"

On October 14, Margaret Chardiet (better known as Pharmakon) will release her new album, Bestial Burden, on Sacred Bones.

August 12, 2014

I Love You But I've Chosen Darkness - "Faust"

Back in 2006, Austin's I Love You But I've Chosen Darkness released their lone album Fear Is On Our Side. Things have been pretty quiet ever since. Today, the band reemerged with not only details of their sophomore album, entitled Dust, but the lead single as well.

August 6, 2014

Mr Twin Sister - "Blush"

Long Island's Twin Sister has been relatively quiet as of late, but all of that is about to change. First, they're now Mr. Twin Sister and second, they have announced the follow-up to 2011's In Heaven. The new record will be out on September 22 and you can check out the lead single "Blush" right now.