Treasure Island celebrated their third year with one of the summer's most exciting lineups, including The Flaming Lips, The Decemberists, Grizzly Bear, MSTRKRFT, MGMT, Beirut, Yo La Tengo and Passion Pit -- just to name a few.
There is a charming naivety increasingly troubled by cynicism; a pop music that refuses to be comfortable, with a tonal violence traceable to the early ‘80s and the beginnings of No Wave. Which is why the title of their new album is so fitting: Deities in Decline is a dissonant requiem for a dying God.
This is NOT Spinal Tap, but it could be. There’s also a monster element of Rush in here. I hate to toss out the Spinal Tap moniker with Bella Novella, because the movie was a terrific spoof on metal, and Bella Novella is no joke. They’re quite good, and all are extremely accomplished musicians. Be prepared for a theatrical musical adventure when you listen to their newest album, The Archeress.
Posted on December 24th, 2013 (12:00 pm) by Nick Manai
Burial releases the next in his long list of classic EPs and EDM experimentation. As his recently penned note on the EP's meaning shows it is his most emotionally connective offering yet, not a detail of experience but an open space for listeners to immerse themselves in and be swept with reassurance.
One of hip hop's most anticipated albums in recent years, Jay-Z's third installment in The Blueprint series, finally now has an official release date, and also apparently uses auto-tune throughout all of it's tracks. Okay, that last part is a lie. Does The Blueprint 3 stand any chance of meeting such high expectations though? We'll have to see....