Album reviews in 30 seconds or less.
Sounds Like: Skronky drum and bass mixed with house music from a London dubstep duo with the help of lady vocalist Alana Watson ... it’s slowly crossing the pond.
Free Association: If they make another Blade movie, this’ll have to be on the soundtrack.
For Fans Of: The Streets x Deadmau5, Daft Punk + La Roux, raving with mates.
The Little Willies
For The Good Times
Sounds Like: A vanilla side project quintet featuring Norah Jones that specializes in old country and folk classics covering Johnny Cash, Willie Nelson and Loretta Lynn.
Free Association: Norah Jones + four white dudes; she insists on being boring, I guess.
For Fans Of: Uncle Tupelo + Hank Williams, baby wipes, hand sanitizer, tissue.
(Tooth & Nail)
Sounds Like: Formerly And Then There Were None, this New Hampshire electropop duo covered the Boston Phoenix’s Best New Bands issue—truly terrifying.
Free Association: Spotify “The Good Stuff,” listen on repeat, and still be really confused.
For Fans Of: The Killers x the Used, Owl City + emo Sleigh Bells, power pop punk.
PW's Music Issue 2014