4 years ago | Essay
Within even the most hopeless seeming Linkin Park songs, a hand was always reaching out.
There's not much to say about another stupefyingly hot Phoenix summer that hasn't already been fired in all caps directly onto your Facebook news feed. It's another year when Circle K Polar Pop cups might fuse with the blacktop if the mercury rise...
Will Wiesenfeld, the 24-year-old lap-pop programmer and dedicated pianist who performs as Baths, has made numerous mentions of his disdain for the "glitch" tag that is sometimes glued to his palpitating, cathartic compositions. Can't blame him: It...
It would be overly simplistic to imagine a chasm between the haves and have-nots in today's psych-rock landscape, even between the ones with huge production values and the ones sticking it out with streamers and bubblegum. The reason: All the best...
8 years ago | Local Wire
The best way to encapsulate the sound of the early-'80s punk squalor collected on legendary Chicago indie label Touch and Go is with a lot of Home Depot imagery: buzzsaw guitars, hammering drums, sandpaper shrieks. Toronto post-hardcore contractor...
8 years ago | Record Store Day
Record Store Day, the annual event in which stores put out their best inventory, dorks jostle for those elusive RSD exclusive releases, and everybody throws down a nice all-day party, is back again. There are plenty of festivities at all the Valle...