With Meanderthal, Torche’s sophomore full-length from 2008, the sludge-pop group suddenly found itself buried under a ton of accolades. So it did what any proper underground band would do: It dug deeper. Now, after four years of sporadic EPs and split releases (including one with the like-minded Boris), Torche is back with Harmonicraft. This time, though, the Miami-based group seems less apprehensive about the oncoming avalanche of acclaim (and perhaps even fame).
Another, more summer-barbecue-friendly lifetime ago, Pop Etc was a band called The Morning Benders. The group turned heads with 2010’s Big Echo, a smart sophomore album full of moon-eyed melodies and guitar chords strummed for dear ... Read Post
Yesterday's New York Times featured an article on the AccoLade, an all-girl band that could possibly be the most reckless, punk-rock group of bad-asses making music today. These four female college students have managed to form a ba... Read Post
What do you get when you mix a founding member of chart-topping women's choral group Mediaeval Baebes with a founding member of chart-topping psychedelic rock band Kula Shaker? It's amazing, and you can hear the results on When the ... Read Post