We Only Said – s/t

While listening to track one, "Our Monochrome Life",  I said to myself, "I cannot review this".  My reasoning being that a few seconds after pressing play I am at a loss for words, or the "right" words perhaps? How could one possibly capture the beauty that I hear with We Only Said.  This is out of left field, if left field is Rennes, … [Read more...]

Action Dead Mouse – Revenge of Doormats and Coasters

This superb work of post-punk/post-rock is the doing of Action Dead Mouse. Their second album, Revenge of Doormats and Coasters, blends both math and chamber rock in an exploration of power and subtlety. That energy and appreciation for nuance lends every song an autumnal potential. No, that potential isn't realized as often as we'd like, but the … [Read more...]

Belmez – Apariciones

Smitten with those downbeat melodies, slow tempos, and minimalist arrangements, Spanish band Belmez give their version of American slowcore on the new album, Apariciones. This LP is full of misfires, but the band’s sound shows a real appreciation for the genre as well as a willingness to step outside of it. When this appreciation comes through, the … [Read more...]