The Weight of Your Love – Editors

It’s all been done before. There, you were saved from reading the whole text. Still want an explanation? Then read on.

Editors come back with their latest album ‘The Weight of Your Love’.  The British band, consisting of Tom Smith (lead vocals, guitar, piano),  Russell Leetch (bass guitar, synthesizer, backing vocals), Ed Lay (drums, percussion, backing vocals), Justin Lockey (Lead guitar), and Elliott Williams (Keys, synthesizers, guitars, and backing vocals), attempts to woo( does anyone still use woo?) the alternative rock audience . Continue reading

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Ghost on Ghost – Iron & Wine

For those new to this part of the musical world, Iron & Wine is the stage name of a man called Samuel Beam. He has been a professor, a painter, and occasionally he sits down to write down lovely songs in the warmth of his farmhouse. He also has a glorious beard. Continue reading

Girl Who Got Away – Dido

Dido has been having a good life. She has a child, a nice married life, and has had a very languid past few years. It could very well be the reason behind her fourth album’s name ‘Girl Who Got Away’

After the commercial flop that was ‘Safe trip Home’ (which dealt with theme of death), she almost instantly came up with the current album. But then she took off time to be with her family, and this took the backseat. Maybe, one fine day, she was sitting down on her sofa, heard one of her songs on the radio and thought “dude, those aren’t the only songs I’d like to be remembered by, you know. Here, have another album”. Continue reading

I’m Sorry (EP) – The Neighbourhood

Given how their name is spelled, it would appear that the band hails from England. They are, apparently, a five-piece band from California. Not much is yet known about The Neighbourhood, even after looking at the band’s Facebook page and the website. Everything from their site to their music videos appears monochromatic. Every inch is leeched colorless.  In fact, when the lead singer Jesse James Rutherford was asked by MTV about the same, he said” I call everything we do ‘black and white’. There is no grey area with what we’re doing.”  It is quite clear what they wish to put forth right now: the main focus is on their music.

The EP, “I’m Sorry”, has a total of five tracks, which involves a lovely mixture of Indie rock, R & B, Hip Hop and electronic. That sounds like a wild muddle of genres for an EP, but it doesn’t hurt their style at all. In fact, the variety is a very pleasant welcome for the ears. Continue reading

Miracle Mile – Starfucker

In the age of hipsters and hipsters hating pseudo-hipsters and mainstream dissolving into hipsters and all the other possible concoctions one can come up with, Starfucker comes up with some music that basically screams, “this music…this music can be used for iPod commercials”. Fair enough.

Starfucker (sometimes STRFKR) is a band that-according to their front man -specializes in ‘danceable indie pop’, a heads up to anyone who’s new to their music. Theirs is the kind of sound that lies somewhere between Passion Pit and MGMT.  Consisting of Joshua Hodges (vocals, keyboards, guitar, drums), Shawn Glassford (bass, keyboards, drums), Keil Corcoran (drums, keyboards, vocals) and Patrick Morris (guitar keyboard, vocals), this band from Portland, Oregon has the ability to churn out music according to the present scene.

Miracle Mile is their third album, and sounds a smidgen like funky, groovy chill music, though the type that is too chill to even try and get up.  It contains some great hooks, some deep lyrics, and is overall an okay-ish successor to their last album, Reptilians. Continue reading