Album Review – DOTS – Greener

Socially bright and sunny, Greener is the sixth release from Atlanta’s own, DOTS. Full of kinetic, lush and dreamy songs that owe a nod to Radiohead, Post-Punk, psych-rock and the more underground sounds of mid-80s and 90s synth-pop bands like MGMT, the 10-song, Greener finds the band continuing to intertwine vignettes of technology, loneliness and […]

Orville Peck: Pony Album Review

Orville Peck – Pony Mixing musical genres without descending into either mediocrity or camp requires a deft hand, particularly in country music. Turn to any contemporary country station, and you’re most apt to find pop music with a touch of twang and nods to long worn out tropes. George Jones did it better, realer and […]

New Music Tuesday 1/27

Periphery – Juggernaut Alpha/Omega (Sumerian Records) D.C. progressive metal band Periphery gives fans not one, but two new releases today. Juggernaut: Alpha and Juggernaut: Omega, the twin concept albums, are the third studio albums from the band whose high-grain, distorted signature has landed them at the forefront of the djent metal movement. Purchase the albums here. The Lone Bellow – Then Came The […]

Bombay Bicycle Club “So Long, See You Tomorrow”, Out Now!

By: Rosie Judd The fourth album from Bombay Bicycle Club, “So Long, See You Tomorrow” offers a new view of this UK indie-pop group. Known for reinventing themselves on every album, their latest work offers a cohesive electro-pop experience steeped in loops, beats, lush instrumentation and soaring vocal arrangements. The 4 years since their last […]

Album Review: Lady Gaga, ARTPOP

Lady Gaga’s ARTPOP hit the shelves today, always the trendsetter she went against the industry standard of releasing records on Tuesday.  Much like her last record, 2011’s Born This Way, this is not a record that instantly wins you over. She challenges her listeners lyrically and sonically, to say nothing of her image. She adds […]

CD Review: Ministry – From Beer to Eternity

By Ellen Eldridge   Calling the thirteenth Ministry release schizophrenic implies that Jourgensen’s work isn’t grounded in reality. From the chaotic beats and frenzied samples to the intermittent bursts from Jourgensen himself, From Beer to Eternity sounds off about the world. From the astounded “Holy cow!” introducing “Hail to His Majesty (Peasants)” through “Punch in […]

Album Review: King Khan And The Shrines “Idle No More”

By: Rosie Judd Arish Ahmad Khan, aka King Khan, brings us a more grown-up version of his garage-rock with Idle No More. The 8th full-length album from The Shrines is delightfully sprinkled with funk and punk overtones that make the garage-psychedelic melodies that much more entertaining. The opener “Born To Die” begins with a fuzzy […]

Album Review: O’Brother’s ‘Disillusion’

By: Shelby Lum Many bands find it difficult to cross the threshold of genre. Atlanta based, O’Brother, don’t. Their album, “Disillusion,” brings in seemingly different forces of music to blend and contour a specifically niche sound. The album opens with “Come Into the Divide,” leading the record with peaceful vocals and a howling background. The […]

Matt Nathanson: Last of the Great Pretenders- Drops Tuesday, July 16th

By Molly Segers Matt Nathanson’s, Last of the Great Pretenders, his eighth studio album, packs all of the acoustic love songs, visual lyrics, sprinkled with dancy moments we’ve come to love and expect from him and polishes it up into a crisp classic pop record, complete with some handclaps and “ooh-oohs”. All of this comes […]

Album Review: Born Ruffians’ “Birthmarks”

By: Shelby Lum To begin. Birthmarks is completely infectious. Singer, Luke Lalonde’s vocals have some factor that just will not leave your head, and make you wonder why Born Ruffians has never made it onto your favorites playlist. Really though, how has this not happened yet? You will hear “Needles” once, and need to listen […]