Noah and the Whale – Last Night on Earth

Listening to Last Night on Earth, the third long player from London’s Noah and the Whale, you’d be hard pressed to find any traces of the same band that made 2009’s The First Days of Spring. Bruised, battered, and defeated from his failed relationship with folk singer Laura Marling, frontman Charlie Fink used that album as a vehicle for examining … [Read more...]


It’s a daunting task to approach a band’s overtly-proclaimed concept album for a casual spin when it’s meant to be listened to for deep layers of meaning.  Such is the case for the second album by Italian band N.A.M.B. (the band says that what the acronym stands for varies, but “Noise And Music Bombshell” could be appropriate). To quote the … [Read more...]

The Horrors in shopping spree at Amoeba

The Horrors -- the acclaimed English foursome that combines goth, shoegaze and punk -- popped into Amoeba recently to display their  impressive knowledge of music. During their vinyl shopping spree, they picked up music by The Shirelles, Wooden Shjips and just about everything in between. Check out what's in The Horror's Amoeba bag … [Read more...]