For Fans Of: El-P/Atmosphere, KRS-One + EPMD x Slick Rick, triumphant revivals.
Sounds Like: The debut of duo Brian Borcherdt (Holy Fuck) and Leon Taheny (producer, Death From Above, 1979) is a sad yet pretty, wispy LP of gentle indie rock.
Free Association: These eerie atmospherics could effectively accentuate a 1990s prom scene.
For Fans Of: Sloan + Youth Lagoon, Radiohead x My So-Called Life, tinny guitars.
Mission of Burma
Sounds Like: The Boston-born punks crystallize a career that dates back to 1980 with a stunning new batch of blisteringly powerful and energized post-punk tracks.
Free Association: On their second time around, they’ll win a new set of super-fans.
For Fans Of: Gang of Four + X, Sonic Youth/Husker Du/the Stooges, iconic punks.
Swing Lo Magellan
Sounds Like: Another brilliant set of quirky indie rock heavy on literate songwriting and uncommon rhythms. There’s magic in the way they play with pace and percussion.
The Pack A.D. are built for the road
PW's Music Issue 2014