I was introduced to Wavves through their new album, Afraid of Heights, and was immediately won over by their fuzzed out, psychedelic sound and their instantly catchy melodies. There is a straightforwardness to Wavves’ music that is at some points extremely appealing and at others a bit of a disappointment. What Afraid of Heights has are 13 songs about [...]
In 2001, who would’ve thought Julian Casablancas, with his sunken I’m-too-drunk-for-this-show eyes, torn up blue jeans, and cigarette-tinged vocals would become obsessed with creating futuristic music? Their first album, the groundbreaking Is This It, channeled the New York punk scene from the 70s and was recorded completely live. The energy spewed from each of the [...]
Since his days in The Smiths, Johnny Marr has been known on stage for his squeaky clean guitar sound. With his flawless mixture of broken chords high up on the neck, combined with his fluid picking hand, Marr used to make guitarists like Noel Gallagher drool. Gallagher even said that there’s not a guitarist like [...]
My first time listening to Holy Fire was also my first time listening to Foals. I put the album on, but didn’t have time to hear it all the way through. I had to pause it about halfway through somewhere around the fifth song “Everytime.” At that point, I was really quite interested in what [...]
Following in the wake of their majorly successful single, Trojans (2011), and EP Through the Glass (2011), Atlas Genius finally adds a full album to their repertoire with When It Was Now. Made up of three brothers—Keith, Michael and Steven Jeffery (on vocals and guitar, drums and bass respectively)—and keyboardist Darren Sell, this South Australian [...]
It’s always great to see new artists blasting onto the alternative scene, so when I heard “Safe and Sound” by Capital Cities I was immediately intrigued and picked up the EP. The EP starts off with a bang with “Safe and Sound.” It is pretty much everything I could want from an electro-alternative fusion band. [...]
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