Posts tagged with ‘Walla Walla’

Eric Copeland … Limbo … 2012

Member of Black Dice has been steady releasing experimental albums over the years. Limbo is suprisingly more accessible and medolic than most Black Dice. RIYL Black Dice, Beck, Olivia Tremor Control

Bloc Party … Octopus - Single … 2012

I used to be really into this band in middle school, but my interest in them was lost over the years. I never kept up with them, but I love the sound that they’re making with this single.

Wilco … The Whole Love … 2011

Wilco seems to have mastered the concept of consistency; for three or four albums now their alt-rock sound is relatively unchange, but they never quite stagnate. The Whole Love is great, it’s technically proficient, catchy and melodic, and on par with Wilco’s most mellow successes in albums like Summerteeth and A Ghost is Born. Jeff Tweedy knows what he’s doing by this point, and there’s no indication here that he’ll cede his status as a folk-rock deity anytime soon.

Dan Mangan … Oh Fortune … 2011

Hailing from Vancouver, Dan Mangan makes dense, vibrant music that is simultaneously effortless and grating, dark and triumphant. It’s folk music in the strictest sense, but the songs on this album are never quite static, they build up and die down only to rise again for a triumphant fall. With cryptic, personal lyrics and a raw core to its fuzzy, washed-out edges, this album is definitely something new on the scene.

David Lynch … Crazy Clown Times … 2011

This is exactly how I’d expect David Lynch’s music to sound. Super crazy, super clown. It’s definitely got a Twin Peaks vibe to it too- some songs sound really Julee Cruise inspired. He collaborates with Karen O. on track 1 and the album gets progressivley weirder after that. If you’re a fan of David Lynch’s voice and electronic noises, check it out.