Monday, February 24, 2020

Sigur Rós

The perfect collision of Radiohead-esque indie rock and the post-rock of bands like Godspeed You Black Emperor and Explosions In The Sky, Sigur Rós made for one of the most unlikely groups to ever find themselves on American airwaves.

Thursday, February 13, 2020

The Bangles

The Bangles had quite the odd career trajectory.  Originally part of the Paisley Underground in early-80s Los Angeles, they often played gigs with the likes of Dream Syndicate.  By the end of the 80s they had become pop superstars, though none of their biggest hits - Manic Monday, Walk Like An Egyptian, Eternal Flame, If She Knew What She Wants or Hazy Shade of Winter - were written by the group.

Tuesday, February 11, 2020

Cat Power

Chan Marshall began making music under the Cat Power moniker in the mid-90s. Her early records were lo-fi, kind of raw indie folk.  She continued in this vein until making a great leap forward with The Greatest, recorded with some veteran Memphis musicians.  After a great bunch of covers, Jukebox and Dark End of the Street, she took a hiatus, returning with a more electronic pop sound.

Wednesday, February 5, 2020


They've disappeared several times in their career, once for over a decade. And then they return sounding just like... Wire.

Monday, February 3, 2020

Primal Scream

If there's a style of music Primal Scream hasn't tried... just be patient, they'll probably get around to it.

Saturday, February 1, 2020


With a name like Poliça, you might expect this group to hail from Eastern Europe, but no... Minnesota.  With 2 drummers, synths, and a female vocalist who uses lots of effects, it's an interesting blend of sometimes otherworldly sounds.