In This Issue...
On the day in late winter that I catch up with Robert Levon Been of Black Rebel Motorcycle Club there are connection problems. He’s in a place, likely somewhere in California near the band’s home base, with bad reception. Somehow this seems like the perfect backdrop…March 17th, 2010 | 3 comments | Continued
The newest Brian Jonestown Massacre album, the band’s twelfth studio release, helmed, as usual, by Anton Newcombe, is a multi-cultural, unexpected exploration of beats, genres and tempos, far from any BJM psych-folk you’ve heard before. But don’t call Who Killed Sgt Pepper? a world album, per se.March 17th, 2010 | 3 comments | Continued
Liars have come a long way since the release of their debut full-length, They Threw Us All in a Trench and Stuck a Monument on Top. That 2001 album, rife with sublime, herky jerky dance beats, was recorded in a mere two days. Critics were quick to peg Liars as one among the pack of revivalists of the NYC post-punk, art/dance rock scene.March 17th, 2010 | 2 comments | Continued