Blues Control … Valley Tangents … Drag City 2012
Intriguing unclassifiable post-rock, with hints of stadium, industrial, psych and prog (to name just a few). They wed exotic to the classical with a freedom the old masters couldn’t imagine. This album is brimming with life, careful recordings and compositions, and really are revolutionizing the experimental music scene today.
GREAT MUSIC VIDEO! That performance artist was really great to watch.
Passion Pit … Gossamer … 2012
If Merrill Garbus of tUnE-yArDs focused more on melody than on percussion, she might sound a bit like Michael Angelakos of Passion Pit. Gorgeous pop with falsetto male vocals and intricate, sugary beats deals with subjects as heavy as immigration, alcoholism, economic disparity, suicide, mental illness, drugs, and domestic abuse. Best New Music on Pitchfork!