Posts tagged with ‘kwcw90.5FM’

Cass McCombs … Humor Risk … 2011

Part depressing odes, part ‘70s macchismo throwback, all rock. Somewhere between lust and lament, Cass is looking for salvation.

Atlas Sound … Parallax … 2011

Dense but accessible; more mod rock and Bowie-esque than I thought even Brad Cox was capable of. A varied, hard to pin down weirdo pop album that just needs to be listened to.

RIYL David Bowie

Sigur Rós … Inni … 2011

Sigur Rós’ peculiar orchestral rock translates super well to a live setting, with only a minimal Coldplay-esque arena rock impression. The songs all feel a little stretched out and slowed down, they’re even more haunting than on the studio albums.

Thee Oh Sees … Carrion Crawler/The Dream EP … 2011

Thee Oh Sees is sorta primo in the lo-fi indie seen right now… no big deal. This EP, I think, is more accessible than their jangly, rushed debut album. Heavy riffs and grooving bass lines drive this EP forward into the realm of decent music. 

RIYL No Age, Cloud Nothings

Dirty Projectors + Bjork … Mount Wittenberg Orca … 2011

With a collaboration like this you’d know it would have to be off the deep end of sonic bizarreness. And they don’t disappoint there. Mostly acoustic and vocally experimental in that Dirty Projectors sort of way, the album can sound some what formulaic and one sided. But if you like either of these artists and don’t mind a little restraint, you’ll be pleased.