CD Review: Fleet Foxes — Helplessness Blues; Play The Tabernacle, May 14

Fleet Foxes Helplessness Blues Sub Pop By Al Kaufman Like Low Anthem, or their Rainy City compatriots, Cave Singers, Fleet Foxes create tiny bits of baroque, indie magic. Their songs shimmer, shine, and dance in the light. As on their 2008, self-titled, debut CD, the sextet harmonizes like the best Crosby, Stills and Nash songs, […]

CD Review: Low — C’mon

Low C’mon Sub Pop By Ellen Eldridge Seeking a sound that hangs low? Low’s new release, C’mon, hits like a thunderstorm’s rain breaks through a hot day’s humidity. The feeling of pregnant clouds expanding to release comes across in the vocals starting with the first track, “Try To Sleep.” To say this album shines would […]

CD Review: Wolf Parade — Expo 86

Wolf Parade Expo 86 Sub Pop Review by Ellen Eldridge By the time a band releases its third full-length album, it has had a chance to revel in both experimentation and commercial sounds. With the drum-heavy opening of Wolf Parade’s third release, Expo 86, these four guys announce themselves with the line sung by Dan […]

The Album Leaf and Sea Wolf Coming to The Loft, May 6

San Diego based ambient-music project The Album Leaf is scheduled to perform at the Loft alongside folk-rock artist Sea Wolf on Thursday, May 6. Celebrating 10 years of releasing music as The Album Leaf, Jimmy LaValle, mastermind behind the project, has gone from initial improvised home recordings to having released five complete studio albums, while […]

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