Album reviews in 30 seconds or less.
The Tallest Man on Earth
The Wild Hunt
Sounds Like: An initially grating collection of songs strummed and sung by a high, raspy-voiced Kristian Matsson ends up being a beautiful set of Americana gems.
Free Association: These songs are about everything and nothing. Total growers.
For Fans Of: Bon Iver, M. Ward, Nick Drake, heartache.
Sounds Like: Experimental Portland, Ore., duo bring it on pretty much their first proper LP of noisy, percussive, guitar-hazy freak-rock.
Free Association: They’re daring you to keep listening for the good stuff, and it’s in there.
For Fans Of: Deerhunter, Battles, Liars, Gang Gang Dance.
(The Social Registry)
Sounds Like: Super-experimental quartet with drums, classical strings and guitars, they make catchy, weirdo, wordless noise music heavy on ambience.
Free Association: Think Animal Collective’s weirder days without loops or voices.