Album reviews in 30 seconds or less.
Sounds Like: Bass, sax and drum propelled experimental rock trio from Portland, Ore.’s fourth LP is a touch slower, more controlled than usual but still dark and infectious.
Free Association: This one’s a grower, an hour of buildups and crescendos to dissect.
For Fans Of: Black Keys, Wolf Parade, Morphine x Gang of Four.
Shapes and Sizes
Candle To Your Eyes
Sounds Like: Canada’s weirdest art house indie rockers’ third LP is a herky-jerky tour de force of pop chaos sans hooks and structures but nonetheless effective.
Free Association: Title pops up in the delightful “Time Has Practically Stopped.”
For Fans Of: Architecture in Helsinki, non-lame Deerhoof, quirk rock.
Catching a Tiger
Sounds Like: Illinois folk princess’ fleshed-out debut after a stunning EP is a little more pop/rock than her usually delightful spiritualized, countrified bluegrass.
Free Association: Shouldn’t have switched producers, sweetness. He done you wrong.