Posts tagged with ‘rock’

Oberhofer … Time Capsules II … 2012

Catchy, honest, emotional pop with a simplicity that builds into epic orchestral melodies. Oberhofer’s got a big sound for just one dude.

Yellow Ostrich … Strange Land … 2012

Bombastic, brilliant. Swerving and confusing, mildly electric, looped and overdubbed into oblivion, yet so freaking clear and understandable. Yellow Ostrich is all about rhythm and melody (as is all music?) but the energy and the emotion here have an undeniable clarity and vision, a prowess. This mostly one-man-band is slowly transitioning from funny pop to serious and complex rock, and I couldn’t be happier.

Beth Jeans Houghton & the Hooves of Destiny … Yours Truly, Cellophane Nose … 2012

Cool and almost ghostly female vocals (think a creepier Imogen Heap) over clean alt rock with classical and tribal influences. Recommended.

Lambchop … Mr. M … 2012

Lambchop is dad rock at its finest. It’s SO mellow, in the best possible way. This dude just consistently makes good easy listening dad rock. Recommended!