Loudon Wainwright III: ‘Recovery’
Working the subgenre he likes to call “Country and Eastern,” Westchester native, Peter Stuyvesant descendant and paterfamilias of the Wainwright gang (Rufus, Martha, et al) is in stores today with his new album, “Recovery.” Coming off his strangely a propos soundtrack album for Knocked Up, this revisitation of the folkist’s four-decade Read More
It must have been a foggy, overcast San Francisco day, 25 years ago, when Mark Eitzel formed American Music Club with guitarist Vudi. What else could explain the perpetual cloud that has hung over the band? Sure, one could chalk it up to the self-destructive tendencies of Eitzel, who writes the songs and sings lead, Read More
Sonic Youth, Stereolab Fall Short
Sick of wading through 70-minute compact discs with only 40 minutes worth of decent music on them? Old-guard vanguardists Stereolab and Sonic Youth feel your pain. Their new albums, The First of the Microbe Hunters (Elektra) and NYC Ghosts & Flowers (Geffen), each time out at less than 45 minutes, Read More
Seely, an unusual band out of Atlanta, has issued a very strong new album called Winter Birds . If this were the VH1 special, Winter Birds would have the band on the way up, about to hit it big, before the addictions and recriminations.
It’s hard to say just what kind of music Seely plays. Read More
That buzzing that’s been circling your ears of late isn’t the slow disintegration of your social conscience nor the ravens readying themselves to feast upon your carcass. Rather, over the last half-decade, a voice has trickled back to us from the ether: the Moog and other analog synthesizers, failed re-creators of orchestral pomp, have been Read More