Artist: 
Ariel Pink & Weyes Blood
Label: 
Mexican Summer

Being a huge fan of both of these artists, I was excited to hear this collaboration. Weyes Blood has one of my favorite voices in music right now and has worked with Ariel Pink a little bit in the past. Weyes Blood really has a voice reminiscent of artists like Karen Carpenter and others folk artists from the 60s and 70s. In this record her voice even more haunting then normal. This short four track EP is a little more on the folk synth side, a similar sound to some 80s post punk bands. The first track "Tears on Fire" is definitely a standout from the EP with the best hook.

Sounds Like: 
Ariel Pink
Sounds Like: 
Weyes Blood
Name: 
Daniel Clark
Date Reviewed: 
04/16/2017
Artist: 
Conor Oberst
Label: 
Nonesuch Records Inc.

Last year Conor Oberst released the record Ruminations. This was one of my favorite records of 2016 and I think Conor's best record in a while. Conor really went back to the basics with this record. It is a pretty simple record with mainly piano, harmonica and vocals. It really has the feel of a folk record from the 60s. Having just good classic Conor Oberst depressing lyrics. This new record Salutations is pretty much just Ruminations only with a full band and a few extra tracks.

Sounds Like: 
Bright Eyes
Sounds Like: 
Bob Dylan
Name: 
Daniel Clark
Date Reviewed: 
04/16/2017

The Lovely Little Lonely World Tour

Acts: 
Beach Weather
Acts: 
The Mowgli's
Acts: 
The Maine
Concert Date: 
Tue, 04/11/2017
Location: 
191 Toole

The show began with a band called, Beach Weather and they played upbeat and fast songs. They played about five songs and they were all well received by the crowd and it even seemed that quite a few people knew the lyrics to the songs. Beach Weather got the crowd moving and had very likeable personalities. They continued to excite the crowd by mentioning that they had recorded their first EP in a friend's backyard in Phoenix and that their drummer was from Chandler.

Reviewer: 
Danielle Perry
Artist: 
Future Islands
Label: 
4AD

Future Islands put out "The Far Fields" and its amazing. This album has dreamy psychedelic rock vocals, with fuzzy guitars. The whole album makes you want to dance but it is never aggressive about it. It's male vocals, except on track 11 with Debbie Harry but the singer Samuel Herring is very talented and really makes you feel one with the album. One of the really cool things about this album is that it is rpm but also very much indie rock, theres two violins, trumpet, two trombones, cello, viola, flugelhorn, and tuba that make appearances on this album.

Sounds Like: 
Deer Hoof
Sounds Like: 
Message to Bears
Name: 
Alexis Walker
Date Reviewed: 
04/15/2017
Artist: 
Tigers Jaw
Label: 
Black Cement

Finally new music from Tigers Jaw! It seems that they have been of the grid for a while but they are back baby!

Sounds Like: 
Tiger's Jaw Charmer Record
Sounds Like: 
La Dispute
Name: 
Javi Perez
Date Reviewed: 
04/12/2017
Artist: 
Princess Nokia
Label: 
Self-Released

I'm no good at describing hip-hop with the level of detail a hip-hop head would demand, so forgive this review and I'll make it quick. Princess Nokia is a Afro-Nuyorican rapper, and 1992 is her new album/mixtape (EP?).

Sounds Like: 
Princess Nokia
Name: 
Andrew Boring
Date Reviewed: 
04/12/2017
Artist: 
Memoriam
Label: 
Nuclear Blast

Memoriam released their single "Reduce To Zero" itheir upcoming album called For The Fallen. The UK metal band, often referred to as an "old school death metal," The track delivers a slow tempo metal track with rasping vocals. Though not much stands out, it is still a quality track if you're in the mood to slow things down and relax to some heavy guitar riffs. 

Score: 6.5/10

Sounds Like: 
Chapel of Disease
Name: 
DeRay Chatter
Date Reviewed: 
04/12/2017
Artist: 
Father John Misty
Label: 
Sub Pop

Formerly known as the drummer of Fleet Foxes, Josh Tillman, now known presently by his alias and stage name Father John Misty, has taken the indie rock and folk scene by storm.

Sounds Like: 
Josh Tillman
Sounds Like: 
Fleet Foxes
Name: 
Maximilian Serventi
Date Reviewed: 
04/12/2017
Artist: 
Particle Kid
Label: 
Hen House Studios

This is definitely not a conventional album and I am not sure how I feel about that.

Sounds Like: 
Grizzly Bear
Sounds Like: 
Willie Nelson
Name: 
Hibah Ilyas
Date Reviewed: 
04/12/2017
Artist: 
ADULT.
Label: 
Mute

ADULT. is an avant garde electronic duo comprised of Nicola Kuperus and Adam Lee Miller. For their first record in four years, ADULT. invited musicians and artists to come live with them for an extended amount of time. By spending all the time together, it helped create a claustophobic and kaliedoscopic record that is equal parts haunting and inticing. Guests include Shannon Funches, Michael Gira and Robert Aiki Aubrey Lowe. The sound varies from industrial to house to almost drone in places. 

Sounds Like: 
Oneohtrix Point Never
Sounds Like: 
Hieroglyphic Being
Name: 
Nick Kivi
Date Reviewed: 
04/12/2017
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