Ladytron – “Light & Magic”

Carrying on with their career-long tradition of not being remotely appreciated enough, Ladytron are celebrating the 20th anniversary of their second album Light & Magic, as sublime a piece of electro-pop as has been created this century… and hardly anyone is noticing. The official date of the anniversary is September 17, and leading up to […]

Warpaint – “Hips”

Last week, Warpaint rolled out another video from Radiate Like This – a strange and compelling clip summed by by director Jim Hosking thusly: ’Hips’ has a scuttling intensity to it. It sounds like someone desperately trying to find something. Or at least that’s what it seemed to me. I listened to it repeatedly and […]

Interpol / The Black EP

When Interpol’s landmark debut album Turn On The Bright Lights turned 10 back in 2012, the band marked it with a fancy-pants deluxe edition full-court press of interviews and recollections which I helpfully collated and notated last year: But time has munched on we’ve hit another nice round anniversary for a record which has, thankfully, […]

Tallies – “No Dreams Of Fayres”

Dreampop fans who like their guitars chorused and the melodies buoyant would do well to not miss out on Patina, the just-released second record from Toronto’s Tallies. Any press around it will reference The Sundays, Smiths, and Cocteau Twins and the band would likely take these comparisons as sincere flattery (the “None more 4AD” artwork […]