Spin of the Day
In the world of indie rock, few bands have debuted as strongly as L.A.’s Local Natives. Read story.
We Are the 21st Century Ambassadors of Peace & Magic
If imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, Foxygen just might be the most sincere new band on the block. Read story.
There’s something auspiciously telling about the opening track to Yo La Tengo’s latest. Read story.
It’s been a wild few years for ex-Girls frontman Christopher Owens. Read story.
The Earth Shaker EP
In the last few years, few area acts have had the impact of Saint Anne’s Place. Read story.
As far as debuts go, Trevor Borden’s Giants aims high and hits its mark. Read story.
Growing up the little sis to a multiplatinum-selling superstar can’t be easy. Read story.
Children of Desire
Every so often, a band comes along that simply can’t be ignored. Take Tampa, Florida, trio Merchandise. Raised among the city’s punk and DIY scene, they’ve existed below the radar for years. Read story.
The Jazz Workshop Concerts, 1964-65
For three decades, Mosaic Records has reissued jazz that’s so consistently fine it has become easy to take for granted. Read story.
Dry Land Is Not a Myth
Let’s forget for a second that White Arrows’ latest appears to be titled after a line from Waterworld, the notoriously career-sinking Kevin Costner film from 1995. Read story.
Say what you will about Metric’s glossy, airtight take on synthesized pop — the band lives up to its name. Read story.
With three well-received albums already out in 2012 (Twins, Slaughterhouse, and Hair), Ty Segall has been on a roll as of late. Read story.
Hands of Glory
Earlier this year, Andrew Bird dropped Break It Yourself, a swelling and soaring sixth effort filled with classically mined orchestrations. Read story.
Breaking My Own Heart
If you’ve consumed music in Santa Barbara in the past two decades, chances are you know Spencer the Gardener. Read story.
Mind the Gap EP
It’s been many decades since the Dust Bowl struck America, but that isn’t stopping Other Lives from mining its monumental impact. Read story.