Danny Brown – XXX

written by: Drew Hunt on November 3, 2011

Guessing where he’ll go next is part of XXX’s appeal. There are truly few rappers as lively and engaging as Brown, if only because of his refusal to be normal.

Read More

Tim Hecker – Dropped Pianos

written by: Drew Hunt on October 26, 2011

Dropped Pianos is heavy on reverb and minor keys, creating sounds that feel like shadows, looming in the corners of Hecker’s aural compositions.

Read More

Future Islands – On the Water

written by: Drew Hunt on October 11, 2011

Utilizing whiny synthesizers and echoey drum sounds, this trio formulate a sound than can often times be quite challenging, in spite of the seeming simplicity of its structure.

Read More

.L.W.H. – The Tape Hiss Hooligan

written by: Drew Hunt on October 5, 2011

The production style on The Tape Hiss Hooligan largely is a mixture of sonic components, with L.W.H. democratically ensuring each sound is given its due diligence.

Read More

Buffalo Killers – 3

written by: Drew Hunt on September 5, 2011

These days, it’s a rarity that an album comes along that can simply be enjoyed for what it is.

Read More

Game – The R.E.D. Album

written by: Drew Hunt on August 24, 2011

Clocking in at 21 tracks and 73 minutes, nobody in their right mind would have the patience to sit through the whole thing, particularly when Game begins to repeat himself.

Read More
Lollapalooza 2011 media partners sponsors

Crystal Antlers – Two-Way Mirror

written by: Drew Hunt on August 3, 2011

For an album that can, at times, feel meandrous and incoherent, the bright spots of promise point to a band that lacks anything but ambition.

Read More