Torres Three Futures 4AD Torres’ Three Futures is one of 2017’s most noteworthy indie releases and perhaps its best at dealing with gender issues in a courageous fashion. When recording the album, Brooklynite Mackenzie Scott, who uses Torres as her creative name, couldn’t have known about the sex scandals that would occur in popular culture inContinue reading “Torres: “Three Futures” live on WFUV (Video)”
It has been seven years since The Clientele’s last recording, The Minotaur EP. On Friday, via Merge, the group releases the LP Music for the Age of Miracles. As the lead off track “Everything You See Tonight is Different from Itself” (video below) demonstrates, they return with undiminished creativity and, in this turbulent time,Continue reading “The Clientele’s New Recording Out Friday”
Rey Pila Wall of Goth Cult EP Mexican rock band Rey Pila channels two different generations of music: eighties synth pop and early aughts indie rock. The latter is abetted by Julian Casablancas (The Strokes), who produces their EP Wall of Goth (out now via Cult). The four songs contained therein are replete with vocal hooks and instrumental breaks thatContinue reading “Rey Pila: “Wall of Goth” (CD Review)”
Temples’s album Volcano is out March 3rd via Fat Possum Records. Check out lead-off track “Certainty” below. They are also extensively touring (dates below). TEMPLES TOUR DATES: (new shows in bold) Wed. Feb. 22 – San Francisco, CA @ The Chapel * Fri. Feb. 24 – Portland, OR @ Crystal Ballroom * Sat. Feb. 25 – Seattle, WA @ Neumo’sContinue reading “Temples: “Certainty” (SoundCloud)”
D. Charles Speer’s latest album, Double Exposure, is out now via Thrill Jockey.