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

Comedown Machine – The Strokes

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The Strokes are a 5-piece American band consisting of Julian Casablancas (lead vocals), Nick Valensi (guitar, backing vocals), Albert Hammond, Jr. (guitar, backing vocals), Nikolai Fraiture (bass guitar) and Fabrizio Moretti (drums, percussion). Comedown Machine their latest album was released on 26th March, 2013 (a mere 2 years from their last release Angles). 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