Shearwater – Animal Joy

I spent an inordinate amount of my time in 2011 listening to music by – and reviewing records for – artists who found themselves tangled up in the media frenzy of lo-fi and chillwave.  Often a smeary but no less loveable pastiche of indecipherable vocals, willfully retro synthesizers, and staggering reverb, artists like Neon Indian and Washed Out … [Read more...]

Okkervil River Tour With Wilco

Just off an Australian tour, Okkervil River head home in the midst of the summer festival season to tape their first Austin City Limits performance on June 18. Also in store for this summer is a performance at this year's Bonnaroo Festival, the Ottawa Bluesfest, Winnepeg Folk Festival, and a number of dates with Wilco, including a performance at … [Read more...]