• ONRA's 1.0.8


    This Saturday Free the Wax will have one of their very well directed events, this time bringing ONRA to The Shelter. In preparation we’ve got a review of the beatmaker’s newest album 1.0.8. You can listen to the album while you read it.

  • Nosaj Thing's "Drift"

    Nosaj Thing "Drift"

    Progress, a natural part of the creative process, allows composer and listener to undergo ever-changing journeys. However, this progress is often a double-edged sword. As artists continue to evolve they run the risk of alienating their audience. If their album has been preceded by singles, people waiting for the debut album will be looking for more of the same, while people new to the group will be far more open to different sounds and styles.

  • Marching Band's Spark Large : Happy Music


    Listening to Spark Large makes me think many things right off the bat. 1.) Sweden and Scandanavia’s rep for making great music lives up to the hype, rare enough in these days. 2.) Marching Band use incredibly lush accompaniments that always make me think of an unbelievably sunny, wonderful summer afternoon with a pretty girl in a yellow sundress. And, most importantly, 3.) they are really happy, and really, really good.

  • Recommended Dining: Veckatimest


    Sometimes “cool” music can seem a bit like vegetables: supposed to be good for you, but hard to choke down. Grizzly Bear’s last album, Yellow House, was my lima beans, but the newly released Veckatimest is my garbanzo beans, which I like infinitely more than lima beans. I am not sure why I like garbanzo beans so much more than lima beans, but I can tell you why I like the new Grizzly Bear album so much more than the last, here goes.

  • A Walk Through A Garden


    Miyadudu’s latest album is a stroll along the sunlit path strewn with kittens, fallen stars, and specters of lost love, an aural representation of these past eight years of LinDi’s life.

  • Cold Fairyland and the Three Musical Genres


    The album works well as a whole with each song blending seamlessly into the next. While listening to it, it’s actually difficult to tell when one song ends and the next begins. For me, that’s a sign of a great album. The cavorting satyrs that the music conjures in your head are another matter entirely.

  • This Co. rock from down earth

    the album cover

    The line-up of This Co. began to coalesce in Santiago in 2006 when guitar player and singer Jorge Christie began to write the start of what was to eventually become the band’s debut album The band has an English-influenced dark rock sound, somewhere between Joy Division and The Cure. Read more about “What you have to do to survive as a Chilean indie rock band”, as Carlos Vergara, bass player of the band, said when talking with Layabozi. Hear their early tunes, their new album, and more…


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