The Strokes: Comedown Machine

• 2013/03/26 • RCA • Alternative Indie/Rock, New Wave/Post-Punk Revival • Tap Out | One Way Trigger | Welcome to Japan “Decide my past, Define my life.” — “Tap Out” This could just be in my head but it seems The Strokes have managed to somehow become under-rated. I don’t hear much mention of them anymore, though I am not seeking…

Kishi Bashi: Philosophize In It! Chemicalize With It! [ep]

• 2013/09/10 • Joyful Noise Recordings • Alternative/Indie Rock, Orchestral Pop, Indie Pop • Philosophize In It! Chemicalize With It! | Song For the Sold ” I fell in love with you the only way I knew how.” — “” Last year Kishi Bashi blew us all away with his debut release, “151a”. To help get us through until next release…

Woodlock: Lemons [ep]

• 2013/03/23 • Woodlock • Alternative/Indie Rock, Folk • Lemons | The Last of Us | American Honey Blonde “Let not the wheat in this garden grow tall. For they will choke the lemon tree.” — “Lemons” From their music to their album art, Woodlock’s presentation, is both sweet and tender. Where might these Australians take us? This ep is a nice…

Phoenix: Bankrupt!

• 2013/04/23 • Glassnote • Alternative/Indie Rock, Indie Electronic • Entertainment | Trying To Be Cool | Bourgeois “Adolescent singing out real loud. Some wild English tune: “Sha-lala lala-lala lala-lala lalala.” — “Bourgeois” Phoenix is like the vistas at Versailles (their home), they are bold, expansive and roaring. And much like a king looking out from the porch of their chateau, Phoenix…

Elbow – “Scattered Black and Whites” – Live

“I come back here from time to time.” [Other Voices (Irish Programme)] • 2005 • Style: Alternative/Indie Rock My favorite Elbow song. It is a still song with feelings to spare. I guess they came across this live footage recently. Filmed while performing on Ireland’s “Other Voices” programme, according to Elbow’s facebook page. A nice surprise this…