Hologram Teen – Marsangst EP

I was listening to the four tracks on the Hologram Teen EP and, mostly as the music is the work of former Stereolab keyboardist Morgan Lhote, I not only found myself recalling how much I liked Stereolab, right from the very first time I heard "French Disko", but also wondering exactly what kind of band Stereolab actually were. Already … [Read more...]

Iron & Wine – Kiss Each Other Clean

Although the pace has been piecemeal over nearly a decade, Sam Beam certainly can’t be faulted for the stylistic progression and artistic reach he has extended for Iron & Wine since 2002’s lovely The Creek Drank The Cradle debut.  It could have been all too easy for Beam to have continually mined that said first album’s lo-fi co-joining of Nick … [Read more...]