Vincent Perretti

It’s been three years since The xx’s debut album came out and the absence of records saw the band touring to the point that one member left. A “Tour Only” EP was released in 2010 but contained some B-sides that had previously come out with singles. Then, this past holiday season they released a demo track, […]

It’s been over a year since YARDGAMES’ 2011 release, Last Picnic In Limbo, but he’s back with Funky Daisy, a mechanical-feeling, beat-driven instrumental album that straps the listener to a conveyor belt and moves them through a myriad of landscapes. It’s rare for my mind to produce imagery this vivid for an entire album. Due […]

  Mic Raygun

Pajama People hail from Allston, MA and formed soon after Lindsay Gordon (singer, guitarist, producer) and Will Lakritz (producer, vocals, keys, mastering engineer) began dating in 2010. By mid-2011 Pajama People had a full line up and began playing shows regularly. Recently they finished their second tour which brought them out to SXSW. Nostalgia bites […]

  Vincent Perretti

It could be safe to say that Lucifer is, in a broad stroke kind of manner, a lullaby album meant to keep Indra Dunis & Aaron Coyes’ newborn Mikko safe from the terrors of the night. Patient and understated, drum machines kiss simplistic guitar solos creating a melancholic haze of sound. Layers come and go with ease, repetition the album’s […]

  Vincent Perretti

The seconds before an album starts up (well, in the CD days) tend to have this quiet-before-the-storm feel. As if, you’ve just saw lightning and you’re waiting for that sternum-rattling thunder to follow. Sometimes you get let down and nothing really happens, a little toot maybe. However, there are also the booming releases from the […]

  Vincent Perretti

I like making it a point in being able to sum up something I’ve seen or heard in three words or less. If I’m lucky enough, I’ll be able to do it in a single idea; an all encompassing word that brings about not only a definition that fits but a connotation that couples, too. […]

Following the release of Lost at Sea (2007) and If I Don’t Come Home You’ll Know I’m Gone (2009) The Wooden Sky has been working feverishly in the studio to finish their third and much anticipated album. Every Child a Daughter, Every Moon a Sun was released in late February and plays host to a […]

  Vincent Perretti

Witnessing evolution – on any level of the term – can leave one awestruck. It’s empowering, incredible, and just plain wild to experience something like that first hand – the path behind, and where said evolving will end are coming to a point in time together. Ugly, the New Brunswick trio’s fifth release, is that intersection of […]

  Vincent Perretti

By the second track of Open Your Heart, there seems to be an exciting path this album is going to follow. Lead Nick Chiericozzi, is gruffing his way through lyrics like “Wrap your hands around my throat / Run your nails through my mind / I wanna feel you,” as a few female backups counteract […]

  Vincent Perretti

Earlier on in the year, I talked about how K.R.I.T. was going to be releasing his debut LP, Live From The Underground. Remember that? Well, in the meantime – to put off the drooling dogs we have become – K.R.I.T. decided to release one more mixtape for us before that dropped. 4Eva N A Day […]