Articles by Elizabeth Klisiewicz
The chance to get your hands on a long lost album cannot be overstated, so do yourself a favour and pick this one up. Another cool addition to this enigmatic band’s body of work.
One of the many strengths of this band is their penchant for insanely catchy, top shelf melodies.
Blind is the tenth album from Atlanta based post punk project, Black Swan Lane, the musical vehicle for multi-instrumentalist and songwriter Jack Richard Sobel. It is a dreamy, slow burn of a record. Not to be missed.
This is an album about love, friendship, and loss. In these troubled times, it is well worth your time to peruse this collection and let this fine work settle around you in this New Year like a warm cloak.
This album is a sleeper and demands to be listened to on a good set of headphones. It is music that unfurls over time and reveals itself in layers. A really good addition to Meg Baird’s body of work. Highly recommended!
One of Hitchcock’s finest in a large body of excellent work.
A nightmarish sonic universe, one which will challenge and trip you up. Recommended for those who revel in the fuzz and drink in the palpable noises before succumbing to its siren song. Also recommended for fans of Tim Hecker.
This entire suite of songs is a peaceful journey in this gorgeous but brutal world we live in, but it is a balm for the senses and is a definite high point for Mark Peters.
In listening through this record, I am struck by its shimmering beauty, tranquil spirit, and sense of space. It is exactly the sort of listening experience I need during these terribly chaotic times.
Recommended for fans of exquisitely rendered experimental rock.
POLIÇA has succeeded in offering listeners a compelling and dreamlike work of excellence. Highly recommended for fans of trippy electronica and for anyone who has followed the group to date.
A beautiful release to savor for all dream pop enthusiasts.
Highly recommended for all fans of power pop a la Shoes, REM, Translator, and many others, and for those who love highly melodic and meaningful music.
This new EP is their first new work in 7 years, and while you can definitely hear the progression in their sound, all the hallmarks of their early sound are firmly in place.
This is a solid effort from an established group that long-time listeners will appreciate, as well as anyone who savours well-crafted pop.
Recommended for all Robert Pollard and GBV fans. And for anyone who is intrigued by complex arrangements and occasionally arcane lyrics.
This is a lovely record from a talented new group. I hope they are with us for many years if this record is evidence of what they are capable of.
Recommended for all fans of melodic grunge, shoegaze, psych, and dream pop, and for anyone who has followed Dead Horse One to date.
All fans of shoegaze, dream pop, and psych should pick up this release. It is a sonic delight for the senses!
This incendiary album will liven up your playlist and should not be missed by lovers of shoegaze and noise pop.
His lovely, laid back synth pop stretches back stylistically to the days of OMD, Pet Shop Boys, and other bands of that ilk. Elegant turns of phrase and warmly suffusing electronics are characteristic of those old bands, as well as Stewart’s work as Black Marble.