The Capstan Shafts – Revelation Skirts

Dean Wells is approaching Robert Pollard levels of ridiculous prolificacy at this point. He’s averaged about two records a year for the past decade, all of which have gone more or less unnoticed by the indie press bloodline. His music has stayed constant, a tuneful, increasingly clear-channeled garage-pop structured in modest guitar/drums/bass … [Read more...]

Perfume Genius – Learning

The current wave of bedroom pop has been more about the druggy pulsations of an insulated childhood rather than honest-to-God songwriting; sure Neon Indian’s Psychic Chasms is a hooking record, but it wouldn’t necessarily be accurate to say it hits an emotional chord, nor does it try to. The scene is defined by forcing upbeat electro through a … [Read more...]