An ’03 fave makes an early and strong appearance in 2004. THE songwriter to hear this year.
An instant collectors’ item in its vinyl form, Offwhyte’s dense, hypnotic swagger still sounds as fresh as when it first dropped two years ago.
Intricate, next-level folk music from Fridge bassist Adem Ilhan.
Wonderfully lonesome lyrics delivered over vast, taut soundtracks.
Sunny, ambient pop songs from San Diego, CA where everything is obvious. Howard Hello isn’t obvious.
A laid-back, lo-fi country gem that’s downright sexy.
I won’t add myself to the list of those who have failed to describe TVOTR’s sound in words. That’s why they invented MP3s…
Get your groove/dub/disco/funk on, OR, get your Tussle on…
Traveling along the same musical path, two bands reach a fork in the road. Velocity Girl chooses the bubblegum path; Citizens Here and Abroad press forward on the noisey pop path.
John Darnielle may not be singing into his trusty Panasonic boom box anymore, but his incisive, tuneful narratives are as raw and compelling as ever.