Author Archives: willpants

Gross Ghost – Public Housing

Super catchy garage rock from North Carolina. Gross Ghost combines awesome hook writing & crunchy, scratchy guitars to make an album somewhere in between Smith Westerns & Ty Segall. RIYL: Telekinesis, Deer Tick, Smith Westerns PLAY: EVERY SINGLE ONE (but especially 3, 4, 6)

Noah & the Whale – Heart Of Nowhere

This album sounds a bit like Noah & the Whale doing Ra Ra Riot trying to do 80s Bruce Springsteen… but really cheesy. Despite it’s press claim of being a live sounding record, it is immensely polished and there’s not much to it. At least that was my initial assessment.  Upon first listen, it can sound […]

Caveman – Caveman

On their second album, Caveman manage to blend familiar elements of indie folk and ambient electronic stuff (like M83) into something very comfortably new and different. There’s lush harmonies and synths everywhere. Beautiful, melancholy and very good. Play: 2, 3, 4*, 6, 8 FCC: Clean RIYL: Grizzly Bear, M83, Fleet Foxes

Cold War Kids – Miracle Mile

Say what you will about their last album (or two) but Cold War Kids are not afraid to try new things. From the soulful garage revival of Robbers & Cowards to the theatrical Loyalty to Loyalty to the 2000s arena rock of Mine Is Yours they are never content to stay the course. So it’s no surprise that on their latest […]