The Corin Tucker Band – 1,000 Years

Since Sleater-Kinney took an indefinite hiatus following 2005’s Dave Fridmann-produced The Woods, Corin Tucker has seemingly been the most reluctant of the trio to explore extracurricular artistic ventures (compared to Janet Weiss dividing herself between Quasi and Stephen Malkmus’s The Jicks and Carrie Brownstein furthering her music journalism … [Read more...]

Marnie Stern – Marnie Stern

As you’re listening to the fiery storm of “Cinco de Mayo,” one of the tremendous songs off Marnie Stern’s third album, Marnie Stern, you can sense both her passions and desires on the album’s roaring chorus: “You will always be here…” It’s the repetitive line that can be sung throughout; all the time Stern is conducting the drums to engorging … [Read more...]

Horse Feathers – Thistled Spring

The frostiness of winter can always bring out the worst in someone. Whether it’s a bad-tempered manner or worse, a chillingly harsh outlook, the winter time has the ability to change anyone. When you think about it, the same could be said about any of the seasons, even spring. And yet, when thinking of spring one sees the sun slowly beginning to … [Read more...]

Quasi – American Gong

Some musicians like to keep things fresh with revolving doors and various memberships in several bands. A few stellar ones have their main band, their solo gig and a few side-projects spinning on the side. And most of the time, they take a steady amount of time off from other projects to focus on one primary one – even if it is temporarily. Well, … [Read more...]

The Shaky Hands – Let It Die

When you take a few months off to go live in India, make music in temples and immerse yourself into its mythical culture, you’re bound to return with at least a few interesting ideas. Usually, one feels compelled to re-create music in the same style they’ve been living with, and seldom do they return with the impetus to make something completely … [Read more...]

The Thermals – Now We Can See

You can read, "Either way, the story continues...from beyond the grave! With catchy choruses!" and suddenly, everything The Thermals has made makes perfect sense. This is how the press release for The Thermals' latest, greatest, new album, Now We Can See reads. It's been well noted and detailed that breakthroughs can change bands and when you are … [Read more...]

DOA’s Guide to the Recordings of…Unwound

Welcome to the first installment of our new feature, DOA's Guide to the Recordings of..., an examination of the catalogs of underappreciated bands or artists. Consider this maiden voyage a personal look into the releases of Unwound from the perspective of one fan. Read on, and please go out and buy some Unwound records. Unwound were a … [Read more...]