Spin of the Day
Smoke + Mirrors
Smoke + Mirrors finds the band clumsily fumbling for its own unique sound. Read story.
Season of Violence or Mourning, Protest, & The Birth of Bishop Killborne
The Austin- and Santa Barbara–based band shines on its first full-length album Read story.
I Love You, Honeybear
Indie rock’s favorite cynic falls in love and gets serious … sorta. Read story.
Coming Forth by Day
UCSB Arts & Lectures Brings Come Forth by Day to Campbell Hall on February 22. Read story.
The Man Upstairs
The Man Upstairs is a half-original, half-cover album by the grand surrealist and former Soft Boys leader. Read story.
The godmother of freak folk unleashes a sparkling, tranquil swan song. Read story.
American Beauty/American Psycho
The band’s latest LP seeks to evolve rock as a method of preserving it. Read story.
No Cities to Love
The Pacific Northwest’s most righteous riot grrrls return to the fold for their first album in almost a decade. Read story.
Panda Bear Meets the Grim Reaper
Noah Lennox’s latest album is a dreamy kaleidoscope of electronic experimentation. Read story.
The ninth studio album from this N.Y.C. trio is a grower for those with a taste for experimental and sparse arrangements. Read story.
Black Messiah is an impressive return to form and a triumphant musical rebirth all at once. Read story.
Rock & Roll Time
A fine follow-up to 2006’s Last Man Standing and 2010’s Mean Old Man, Rock & Roll Time is all Killer, no filler. Read story.
Run the Jewels 2
The dynamic duo of El-P and Killer Mike come out swinging on their second LP as Run the Jewels. Read story.
Playland is only Marr’s second solo outing, but it beautifully showcases good, solid Britpop hooks. Read story.
The Endless River
Floyd purists might object to The Endless River, but one can just as easily make the case for a great band revisiting its past and harvesting its relics. Read story.