Health – Get Color

I think everyone I know who liked Health's self-titled album from 2007 had high hopes for its follow-up. The band borrowed heavily from other notable noise rock groups and added just a pinch of late '90s post-hardcore freakout, and light touches of shoegaze and dream pop to craft a highly enjoyable, if somewhat derivative debut. Get Color doesn't … [Read more...]

Tortoise – Beacons of Ancestorship Remixes 12″

Unlike its two tightly-scripted full-length predecessors (2001’s still somewhat impenetrable Standards and 2004’s meticulously-arranged It’s All Around You) this year’s new Tortoise long-player - the steadily-advancing Beacons of Ancestorship - appears ripe for some of the choice remix treatments so prevalent in the band’s earlier years.  With its … [Read more...]