art rock

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 a lot of the grungy sound of Nick Cave's voice in "Poltergeist" and "Clear Spirits." The drums are tight, the vocals always have great rhythm, and the guitars and bass add just enough interest to make it cool but not over the top or boring.

Sounds Like: 
Sex Pistols
Sounds Like: 
Modest Mouse