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“I’m Not Part of Me”- Cloud Nothings

  In their round-up of the “Top 50 Albums of 2012″, Pitchfork referred to the Dylan Baldi fronted Cloud Nothings as torchbearers of Nevermind, arriving as a “cacophony cavalry” to put some of the bite back into indie rock. They were no doubt correct that 2012 was a banner year for no-frills “RAWK”, but Nirvana […]

“St. Louis” – Shocking Pinks (ft. Gemma Syme)

  I’m still not entirely sure what “St. Louis”, the most recent release from New Zealand artist Nick Harte’s Shocking Pinks project has to do with the city of the same name. Maybe he’s taking a cue from fellow New-Zealander Lorde and writing about Missouri staples. If that’s the case, can we dispatch Kimbra to […]

“Hi-Five”-Angel Olsen

Angel Olsen’s 2012 debut Half Way Home arrived as a collection of spindly, haunted folk tunes. “Forgiven/Forgotten”, the first single from the forthcoming Burn Your Fire For No Witness added a great deal of sinew to those ghostly apparitions. Guitars fuzzed and drums bore out their own rudimentary course. And then there was Olsen, continuing to […]