Cass McCombs – WIT’S END

If you've been following Cass McCombs for awhile, you know that his albums have slowly become less loud, less showy, more intimate, and more refined. Though PREfection and Dropping the Writ both were finely executed and enjoyable albums in their own right, his last album Catacombs felt like a triumph in artistry, the sound of a musician stripping … [Read more...]

Wild Beasts – Two Dancers

These days, it's so rarely that I’m surprised by music that when I do get surprised, my first reaction is skepticism. Pushed hard to me on eMusic, the first music I heard from Wild Beasts was in the form of short samples, with some chiming guitars, slinky beats, and falsetto outbursts, and it just sounded both musically banal and like an attention … [Read more...]