Album reviews in 30 seconds or less.
Sounds Like: Martin Gore (Depeche Mode) and Vince Clarke (DM, Yaz and Erasure) team up for a minimal, wordless, techno-flavored electronic dance music LP.
Free Association: Pretty far from Depeche Mode, but at 3 a.m. you’ll TOTALLY hear it.
For Fans Of: Daft Punky DJs, Tiesto and the like, raving like there’s no tomorrow.
Sounds Like: Jamie Stewart’s always-weird-but-brilliant spin on rock is chaotic beauty fueled by heavy emotions, fiery politics and mind-bendingly grotesque lyrics.
Free Association: Every curse in the book’s employed here, and to devastating effect.
For Fans Of: Deerhoof + Perfume Genius x therapy, Lightning Bolt/gay porn.
Sounds Like: Three band orphans living together in an L.A. house started playing around on guitars and came up with this gorgeous, darkly lit reverb-heavy dreamscape.
Free Association: A post-punk lady-led three-piece into psychedelics is an easy sell.
For Fans Of: Talbot Tagora x Siouxsie Sioux, good Dum Dum Girls, California kush.
Hostage Calm is cool with the chaos