Junip — JunipJunip — Junip

Junip – Junip [City Slang/Mute, 2013] Junip is a Swedish trio, with a fantastic vocalist, Jose Gonzalez, plus Elias Araya and Tobias Winterkorn. The latter adds his virtuoso keyboards that make my heart melt. The album will probably make the summer, under the hot sun and cool wind, the main thing is to keep still. […]

Rhye – WomanRhye – Woman

Rhye – Woman [Polydor, 2013] Rhye’s debut album gets you more and more involved the more you listen to it. Strong tenderness, to describe it in two words. Actually, no desire whatsoever to write a lot, you want to listen to this a lot — all these velvet vocals on fine strings and soft keyboards. […]

Atoms For Peace – AMOKAtoms For Peace – AMOK

Atoms For Peace – AMOK [XL Recordings, 2013] Atoms For Peace is mostly associated with Thom Yorke, of course. Although in reality, it’s Yorke plus another three very honorable musicians: Nigel Godrich (long-time Radiohead producer), Flea (Red Hot Chili Peppers), drummer virtuoso Joey Waronker (Beck, R.E.M.) and Brazilian percussionist Mauro Refosco (David Byrne, Forro in […]

Beach Fossils – Clash The Truth

Beach Fossils – Clash The Truth [Captured Tracks, 2013] After a much hyped-about 2009 debut, when Dustin Payseur basically blew up the blogsphere and Brooklyn’s dream pop scene, Clash The Truth has a big expectations load. The second album of the-now-fully-grown-band Beach Fossils, on the one hand, can’t be called extremely successful, meaning that it […]

Stars – NorthStars – North

Stars – North [ATO, 2012] Stars, neighbors of Broken Social Scene (used to be brothers in label, Arts & Crafts), have a new album out, looking a lot like a patchwork. With quite a big range of emotion throughout the album, everything is sewed together pretty neatly. The Theory Of Relativity is one of the […]