- Staff Picks
- July 23, 2021
Big Whoop. Review by Julius C. Lacking.
No need to worry about offending delicate sensibilities with this playlist. We’re not talking about profanity, so just take the title at face value.
Malfunction. Review by Christopher Long.
Peoria’s power-pop purveyors teleport coast-to-coast on extensive U.S. “Invasion” tour.
Invasion (Altercation Records). Review by Christopher Long.
Ruled By Passion, Destroyed by Lust (Rotters Golf Club). Review by Carl F Gauze.
Angles (RCA/Rough Trade). Review by Jen Cray.
The Machine Cuisine Companion Cassette (Anchor Brain). Review by Matthew Moyer.
Before Today (4AD Records). Review by Matthew Moyer.
Forget (Terrible Records). Review by Jen Cray.
Another Man’s Treasure (Echo Park). Review by Carl F Gauze.
British synth-pop pioneer Gary Numan hit the U.S. concert circuit this fall, much to the delight of hundreds of his most ardent Orlando followers, Chris Long among them.
Two similar and familiar bands collided as The Faint and Ladytron shared a co-headlining bill that included a pair of sold-out stops in New York City. With more black attire and keyboards than one could count, the two acts offered career-spanning setlists filled with their distinctive synth-pop, post-punk and new-wave sounds. Kiran Aditham witnessed night two of the dark, dancefloor delights for himself.
Destination Space (Oglio). Review by Carl F Gauze.
Ca Va Cogner (Constellation). Review by Aaron Shaul.
Sex Change (Thrill Jockey Records). Review by Andrew Coulon.
The four perfectionists who run the Summerbirds In The Cellar machine consistently put on the best show of any Central Florida band I’ve seen. Billed behind them on a late night gig at Orlando’s BackBooth was Attached Hands, For Ex Lovers Only, Derek Lyn Plastic. Staying until the very late, late end was Jen Cray.
Danceteria (NativeSun). Review by Matthew Moyer.
Mine is Not a Holy War (Cordless). Review by Carl F Gauze.
They Think They Are The Robocop Kraus (Epitaph). Review by Aaron Shaul.