Aussie Eccentricity: The Stevens – “Pulling All The Facts Together”

The Stevens “Pulling All The Facts Together” Good Coming from Melbourne (what is in the water there?), The Stevens formed in 2011 around guitarists Alex Macfarlane (Twerps, Tyrannamen) and New Zealand-born Travis MacDonald, and were soon joined by bassist Gus Lord … Continue Reading

Bright And Deep: Everything Turned To Color – “Everything Turned To Color”

Everything Turned To Color “Everything Turned To Color” All Things Go What an amazing band.  They sound like the New Christy Minstrels at first, until you listen and realize there is something more complex and darker happening her.  Everything Turned To Color includes brothers … Continue Reading

Pink Floyd’s Roger Waters “Is This The Life We Really Want?”

Roger Waters has produced the closest thing we will get to a post-Pink Floyd record with “Is This The Life We Really Want?” This is a mammoth record that soars with an array of electronics, layered vocals, random-sampled commentary, acoustic … Continue Reading

Danish Dreampop: Sleep Party People – “Lingering Eyes”

Sleep Party People “Lingering Eyes” Lingering Sleep Party People is Danish-based multi-instrumentalist Brian Batz featuring collaborations with The Antlers’ Peter Silberman & Air vocalist Beth Hirsch.  This is beautiful, dreaming, weird music; European Dreampop mixed with MGMT to create something completely … Continue Reading

Progressive Underground: You Bred Raptors? – “Smithereens”

You Bred Raptors? “Smithreens” International Genetics God, I love this band.  They are so wild, so original, so different, so GOOD.  You Bred Raptors? is Peter Rains (8-string electric bass and glockenspiel), Bryan Wilson (cello), and a drummer (drums and glockenspiel).  Rains … Continue Reading

Dreampop Dark Landscapes: First Blush – “Wouldn’t We All?”

First Blush “Wouldn’t We All?” Monologic Ever wonder what the category Dreampop is?  Listen the First Blush.  This is perfect, beautiful, wonderfully dreaming, hence the name.  The brainchild of Charles Sekel, Julliard graduate, “First Blush’s music centers around themes of … Continue Reading