art rock

Viet Cong

Artist: 
Viet Cong
Label: 
Jagjaguwar

Following the death of Chris Reimer and the untimely demise of critically acclaimed and beloved noise rock band Women, the surviving former members went on to work on other projects, one of which is Viet Cong. This self-titled release is their first full-length following an EP titled Cassette, that was very well-received by both critics and fans of Women's own two releases. While I'm not personally familiar with the original band's work, this new album is seriously fantastic. 

Sounds Like: 
New Order
Sounds Like: 
Women
Name: 
Jake Calegari
Date Reviewed: 
01/25/2015

Barragán

Artist: 
Blonde Redhead
Label: 
Kobalt

Blonde Redhead is a trio consisting of twin Italian brothers Simon and Amedeo and Japanese lead singer Kazu Makino. They have been together since the 90s and each album has a distinct and progressing sound.

Sounds Like: 
My Bloody Valentine
Name: 
Parisa Eshrati
Date Reviewed: 
08/28/2014

Will Do Single

Artist: 
TV on the Radio
Label: 
Interscope

YEEES. TV ON THE RADIO. FINALLY. This single is crazy good. At first listen, I didn't really like it because I wasn't expecting this... I think this sounds a bit different from what they've done in the past. "Will Do" sounds more R&B influenced than experimental or jazz inspired. It's more relaxed, mature, and elegant. It's just really fucking good so give it a chance and play it a shit-ton (sorry, I curse when I get fucking pumped up about TVOR)!!!!!

Sounds Like: 
Grizzly Bear
Sounds Like: 
Broken Social Scene
Name: 
Marcea Decker
Date Reviewed: 
03/17/2011

Root for Ruin

Artist: 
Les Savy Fav
Label: 
Frenchkiss Records

Pretty awesome punk/art rock band, brings a sort of artistic feeling to the sounds of the Sex Pistols and Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds. The singer's style is very reminiscent of Johnny Rotten, especially in "Appetites," "Dirty Knails," and "High and Unhinged," yet he brings in