Parquet Courts is a guitar band through and through. “Sunbathing Animal” maintains that devotion even as bands of their disposition become rarer and rarer.
New to OpenAir: releases from Florida indie-electronica act Hundred Waters, Australian indie pop group Ball Park Music, and Father John Misty side project Jeffertitti's Nile.
New to OpenAir this month: new releases from Ohio singer-songwriter Jessica Lea Mayfield, prolific garage rockers Thee Oh Sees, and electro-pop duo Sylvan Esso.
Vertical Scratcher’s debut album “Daughter of Everything” survives on its hooks and little else: you won’t notice any elements outside of guitars, drums, and vocals, but there’s a surprising breadth of melody keeping the record’s pulse healthy.
"From His Head to His Heart to His Hands," a 3-CD 1-DVD compilation of blues guitarist Mike Bloomfield, flows like a long awaited biography. Bloomfield articulates and punctuates throughout with licks we all have installed in our brain.