Shocking Pinks: Guilt Mirrors

• 2014/02/18 • Stars & Letters • Alternative/Indie Rock, Indie Electronic, Shoegaze • Not Gambling | Ten Years | *My Best Friend* | Soapsudds | Love Projection (Dedicated to Jerry Fuchs) | Keep Dreaming | St. Louis (Featuring Gemma Syme) | A Million Times “I felt like an apple with no core” — “Ten Years” Guilt Mirrors is New Zealander Nick…

Sharon Van Etten: Are We There

• 2014/05/27 • Jagjaguwar • Alternative/Indie Rock, Indie Folk • Afraid of Nothing | Your Love is Killing Me | *Our Love* | Tarifa | You Know Me Well | Every Time the Sun Comes Up “I can’t wait til we’re afraid of nothing” — “Afraid of Nothing” Sharon Van Etten would make an excellent school teacher if nothing else…

Kishi Bashi: Lighght

• 2014/05/13 • Joyful Noise • Alternative/Indie Rock, Indie Pop •  Philosophize In It! Chemicalize With It! | The Ballad of Mr. Steak | Carry On Phenomenon | Once Upon a Lucid Dream (In Afrikaans) | *Hahaha Pt. 1 & 2* “Picture our wedding it’d be summer sour and summer sweet” — “Philosophize In It! Chemicalize With It!” Kishi Bashi is…

The Pains of Being Pure At Heart: Days of Abandon

• 2014/05/13 • Yebo Music • Alternative/Indie Rock, Indie Pop • Art Smock | *Simple and Sure* | Beautiful You | Coral and Gold | Masokissed | The Asp At My Chest “Dropped some pounds and the people that you used to hang around” — “Art Smock” This album may be hard for some fans to take.…

Coldplay: Ghost Stories

• 2014/20/05 • Atlantic/Parlophone • Alternative/Indie Rock, Pop-Rock •  Always In My Head | Magic | *True Love* | Midnight | A Sky Full of Stars “So tell me you love me, and if you don’t then lie, lie to me.” — “True Love” Coldplay’s new album is subtle, soft, mellow, and all kinds of enjoyable, pretty much a reflection of…

Beck: Morning Phase

 • 2014/02/25 • Capitol • Alternative/Indie Rock • *Morning* | Heart Is A Drum |Say Goodbye | Blue Moon | Unforgivin | Turn Away | Waking Light “Can we start it all over again, this morning?” — “Morning” One of the most consistent members of the musical community. Beck continues to pour on the musical charm with another wonderful song set. Characterized less by off the…

tUnE-yArDs: Nikki Nack

• 2014/05/06 • 4AD • Alternative/Indie Rock • Water Fountain | Time of Dark | *Real Thing* | Hey Life | Sink-O | Wait For A Minute | Left Behind “He gave me a dollar, a blood-soaked dollar. I cannot get the spot out, but it’s okay it still works in the store.” — “Water Fountain” mErRiLl gArBuS & nAtE bReNnEr are not normal and neither…