One needn’t look farther than the title of Montreal four-piece Hooded Fang’s third full-length release to know it’s their darkest yet. Gravez, the follow-up to the Polaris Prize-nominated (and aptly titled) Album.
Ezra Koenig and company return with their finest album to date, Modern Vampires of the City. Recorded in Los Angeles as opposed to the group’s native Brooklyn, the album finds the band with a variety of new instruments and genres in their repertoire...
Blake’s genius lies in his ability to effortlessly blend his gorgeous soul compositions with his electronic freak-out proclivities, his pop side with his experimental side. The result of his matrimony of genres is a fine sophomore effort and one of the year’s best so far.
Tim Presley is nothing if not prolific. The former member of Darker My Love and The Strange Boys has been churning out homemade psychedelic gems under the White Fence moniker since 2010. In a mere three years he’s already racked up an impressive catalog, including his latest, Cyclops Reap.
Dedicated to “the people inside VSPW and all over…” including those incarcerated at Valley State Penitentiary for Women, Thao and the Get Down Stay Down advocate for the ability of all individuals, to recover, to progress, to “wake up,” and to get “a brand new way.”
After a lengthy 22 years, the mythical record had finally come to fruition. Thankfully, m b v captures the band doing what they do best, and while it may be a bit unfair to compare it to their last release Loveless, My Bloody Valentine confirms the adage that it is truly “better late than never.”
The duo, comprised of Jonathan Rado and Sam France, garnered praise in 2012 for the release of their EP Take the Kids Off Broadway. Our hopes were high for the release of their first proper full-length, and thankfully, the duo does not disappoint