Jack White: Lazaretto

• 2014/06/10 • Columbia • Alternative/Indie Rock, Blues Rock, Country • *Lazaretto* | Temporary Ground | Would You Fight For My Love? | Alone in My Home | I Think I Found the Culprit “I’m so Detroit, I make it rise from the ashes.” — “Lazaretto” The second solo LP from Jack White continues to add mostly solid grungy blues with some…

Gardens and Villa: Dunes

• 2014/02/04 • Secretly Canadian • Alternative/Indie Rock, Indie Pop • Domino | Colony Glen | *Bullet Train* | Avalanche “The young die young if they work too hard.” — “Bullet Train” The Gardens and Villa boast my favorite lyric so far this year, “The young die young if they work too hard”, I take this more, if you don’t…

Lykke Li: I Never Learn

• 2014/05/06 • Atlantic • Alternative/Indie Rock, Indie Pop • *No Rest For the Wicked* | Just Like A Dream | Silver Line | Gunshot | Love Me Like I’m Not Made of Stone | Heart of Steel “My heart cracked, really loved you bad.” — “Gunshot” The Swedish pop singer, Lykke Li, releases her third album and one which will grow on…

Tycho: Awake

• 2014/03/18 • Ghostly International • Indie Electronic, Pop/Rock • *Awake* | Montana | Dye | See | Apogee Tycho’s second album, to someone like myself that does not spend a lot of time listening to electronic music, has a similar feel to his first effort. Both have fun surprises as they allow the listener to sit and be swept away by the…

S. Carey: Range of Light

• 2014/04/01 • Jagjaguwar • Alternative/Indie Rock, Indie Pop • Glass/Film | *Creaking* | Crown the Pines | Fire-Scene | Alpenglow “All my memories found between the boards, creaking, creaking, creaking.” — “Creaking” Known mainly for the time he has spent playing drums and piano with Justin Vernon in the band, Bon Iver, Sean Carey releases another side project of his…

Toumani Diabaté: Toumani & Sidiki

 • 2014/05/19 • World Circuit/Nonesuch • World, West African, Kora • Hamadoun Toure | Rachid Ouiguini | Toguna Industries | *Lampedusa* | Bagadaji Sirifoula | Dr Cheikh Modibo Diarra First of all, I enjoy and appreciate the music of Toumani Diabaté, I learned of this kora player while listening to Ali Farka Touré on an album they shared. Toumani Diabaté’s music is…

Nothing: Guilty of Everything

• 2014/03/03 • Relapse • Alternative/Indie Rock, Shoegaze, Noise Rock • Hymn To The Pillory | Dig | Bent Nail | Somersault | *Get Well* | Guilty of Everything “On nights as dark as this black, black, black clouds still follow us around.” — “Get Well” Have you ever wanted to listen to music and realize you have left your headphones at home? The problem is, you…