- Staff Picks
- July 23, 2021
Big Whoop. Review by Julius C. Lacking.
Mourning Birds EP (Independent). Review by Carl F Gauze.
Lonerism (Modular Fontana). Review by Jason O’Neal Griggs.
A three-ring psychedelic circus took place at the House of Blues, with Wayne Coyne of The Flaming Lips as the ringmaster. Jeff Schweers watched it all from the rafters.
Miniature Tigers’ bold blending of indie pop with grandiose compositions makes them accessible enough for the casual listener, yet eclectic enough for seasoned critic, Jen Cray.
Mini-LP (Bright Antenna). Review by Carl F Gauze.
Oracular Spectacular (Columbia). Review by Matthew Moyer.
Chris Catania gets a raucous introduction to the summer camp experience, by way of Wayne Coyne‘s glorious teeth.
Berandals (Pox World Empire). Review by Andrew Coulon.
Bright Outside (Self-released). Review by Chris Catania.
You may not expect that Rilo Kiley would be high on Jen Cray‘s list of must-see live bands, but after their recent takeover in Orlando they most definitely are up there!
Trampoline (Drive Thru). Review by Jen Cray.
Speaking with vocalist Vice Cooler and guitarist Steve Touchstone of the undefinable trio of XBXRX, Jen Cray got them to talk about the brilliance of Kill Rock Stars, recording with Ian Mackaye and Steve Albini and how their live shows have resulted in permanent scarring.
With The Rapture playing just four blocks away and competing for much of the same audience, The Dears still managed to pack in a large crowd of indie rock fans with good taste. Jen Cray had little trouble deciding which show to attend.
Central Hug/Friendarmy/Fractaldunes (Discos Mariscos). Review by Rob Levy.
A Manual Dexterity – Soundtrack Volume I (Gold Standard Labs). Review by Daniel Mitchell.
The String Quartet Tribute to The Flaming Lips (Vitamin Records). Review by Van Sias.
Together We’re Heavy (Hollywood). Review by Sean Slone.
Modest Mouse,Good News For People Who Love Bad News,Epic,by Nick Plante
Sanford Arms,The Twilight Era,Blue Disguise,James Mann