Ann Beretta – Bitter Tongues [1998]

Posted in punk rock by jheisel on February 27, 2011

Radiohead – The King of Limbs [2011]

Posted in alternative rock,electronic,experimental rock by deek on February 18, 2011

Toro y Moi – Under the Pine [2011]

Posted in chillwave by lifetimeguerintee on February 9, 2011




…And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead – Tao of the Dead [2011]

Posted in alternative rock,indie rock by deek on February 2, 2011

It had to happen. After 16 years and six albums, these noisemongers finally indulge their proggiest tendencies on this epic excursion inspired by frontman Conrad Keely’s childhood love of ’70s concept albums (Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of the Moon, Yes’ Relayer, Rush’s Hemispheres, etc.). Tao of the Dead is split into two songs, each tuned to a different key: Part I, a 35-minute jam in D effortlessly shifts over 11 chapters; and II boasts six movements over 16 minutes in F. The band’s typically thunderous melodic sprawl and cryptic musings on life and death perfectly fit the conceptual bill, with everything cranked to its natural extreme. – Spin

Bright Eyes – The People’s Key [2011]

Posted in indie folk,indie rock by deek on February 2, 2011

Bright Eyes leader Conor Oberst took a break from his band after 2007’s Cassadaga to focus on a slew of other projects, including a few solo releases and a record with Monsters of Folk. He even threatened to retire the Bright Eyes name in 2009, though that would fade with time when he announced a pair of EPs and The People’s Key. The record stands as his eighth with the Bright Eyes band, which this time is joined by a slew of guests. The 10 tracks on here include appearances from Autolux’s Carla Azar, Cursive’s Matt Magnin, and the Faint’s Clark Baechle, among others. – prefixmag