Album reviews in 30 seconds or less.
Radiant Door EP
Sounds Like: The N.Y. post-punk quintet’s dreamy third EP is a lovely handful of their short bursts of psychedelic and retro-inspired lo-fi rock that’s a rich, slow burn.
Free Association: Surfy and post-punk descriptors making you cringe? This one won’t.
For Fans Of: Jesus & Mary Chain, Cure/Joy Division, guitar spaceouts.
Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings
Sounds Like: A slew of B-sides, live cuts and singles from the Brooklyn collective’s catalog is never unwelcome; they’re the funkiest, grooviest and baddest in the biz.
Free Association: If you weren’t at the PIFA set, you missed some killer funky chicken.
For Fans Of: James Brown x the Budos Band, Funkadelic, the boogaloo and the pony.
Sounds Like: Texan brothers brought in a keys player and drummer to perfect their British-psych-rock-inspired brand of downhome garage rock a la Spoon or Dawes.
Free Association: Their most polished-to-date makes for a vibrant, lively listen.
For Fans Of: Roky Erickson x Jon Spencer Blues Explosion + Animals, barbecue.
PW's Music Issue 2014