Posts tagged with ‘unpretentious’

Metric … Synthetica … 2012

A slightly up-tight pop album posing the question: How can we be fully alive in a world so shaped by synthetic experience? This album is good, even if it’s too poppy for my taste.

Animal Collective … “Honeycomb”/”Gotham” … 2012

Sound-wise, Animal Collective reaches farther into outer space for inspiration on this masterful EP. The classic psychedelic lyricism is as animal-collective as always, so although this 2-song-EP is “out there,” it maintains a strong tie to the band’s history. “Honeycomb” is exactly as distinctly sweet as promised by its title, and “Gotham” as hopeless and wretched.

Their new album Centipede Hz will impact radio in early September.

The Soundtrack of Our LivesThrow It To The Universe … 2012

Sounds like a bunch of dads making music in their garage: good music. Give this a listen! RIYL: The Beatles

Jeremy FisherMint Juleps … 2012

Really sweet folk singer-songwriter. Honest and earnest; a rare combination.
Cory Chisel and the Wandering Sons … Old Believers … 2012

Like if Dr. Dog did sexy bedroom music. In a good way.