Album Reviews

Tyler, the Creator: Goblin

This album would literally make Hipster Father-in-Law’s head explode. And, yes, I know when people say “literally” they usually use it incorrectly as hyperbole…

Tapes ‘n Tapes: The Loon

I always forget about these guys. Lost in the wash of mid-aughts indie music and Surfer Rosa-era Pixies idol worship, these guys put together…

Swearin’: Swearin’

Who’s happier than me that the latest trend in indie music is the 90s college radio throwback sound? It sure beats the hell out…

Swan Lake: Enemy Mine

This album comes roaring out of the gates with “Spanish Gold, 2044,” one of my favorite songs of 2009, and must be a Mercer…

Swan Lake: Beast Moans

Look, it’s a Destroyer album! Psyche. There’s no mistaking Dan Bejar’s voice, and this album starts off with him strongly behind the mic. Despite…

Surfer Blood: Pythons

I can’t say the lead singer, John Paul Pitts’, voice is my favorite. It sounds a little Kermit-y to me. Or like if Morrissey…