Bat for Lashes, ‘Laura’ – Song Review
To say that Natasha Khan is haunting — or haunted — is as obvious as it is understatement. The woman that is Bat for Lashes made a breakthrough in 2009 with the stomping and luxurious ‘Two Suns’ and distills her poetics in ‘Laura,’ a knee-quaki…
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 xx, ‘Angels’ – Song Review
It was worth the wait. With breath bated, palpated hearts and pimples goosed, we have yearned for the xx to give us new music. They have. And ‘Angels’ is everything that we hoped for.
Chris Robinson Brotherhood, ‘Big Moon Ritual’ – Album Review
The onetime frontman of the Black Crowes has come back to lead a new tribe in ‘Big Moon Ritual,’ a down-home take on cosmic consciousness, the mellow stuff of rainbow gatherings and classic rock festivals. Long story short: The Chris Robinson Brotherhood is groovy, man, real gr…
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…
Foster the People, ‘Houdini’ – New Video
Los Angeles bubblegum indie rockers Foster the People have a new video full of death, dance floors and remote-control resurrection — plus even some boy band choreography. Check out the surreal ‘Houdini’ below.