Post-Punk Revival

Dogrel

Fontaines D.C.: Dogrel

The band Kansas is from Kansas. Alabama is from Alabama. L.A. Guns are from LA. Fontaines D.C., however, are not from our country's capital, but the far-away land...
Maruader

Interpol: Marauder

I will say with complete certitude that this is the last Interpol album I will ever review. They are a band that meant something to me for (generously) three albums...
Cry Cry Cry

Wolf Parade: Cry Cry Cry

I can’t remember how many years I’ve been listening to Wolf Parade, though it seems like forever. I look back on the 90s and think, “Yeah, of course I was heari...
Return to the Moon

EL VY: Return to the Moon

From the minds of two different but equally wonderful in their own way bands, The National, Menomena and Ramona Falls comes the new Julian Casablancas solo albu...
Permanence

No Devotion: Permanence

I was pretty psyched to hear this album when one of my more trusted ex-music critics turned podcaster mentioned it one of his broadcasts. I don't recall the con...
Key Markets

Sleaford Mods: Key Markets

Bah, this shite is fookin crazy! It's like McLusky, The Streets, Art Brut, PIL and Begbie from Trainspotting all got together and started a fookin punk band. Bu...
Set You Free

Chisel: Set You Free

Don't make me kick your ass, Elvis Costello. Actually, these guys would more than likely kiss his ass, as they made an entire album of awesome new wave, mod roc...
8 A.M. All Day

Chisel: 8 A.M. All Day

Damn, if this is what Ted Leo sounds like at 8AM, we're all in trouble. The band is a burst of caffeine-infused mod rock, perfectly blending the stripped down, ...
Silence Yourself

Savages: Silence Yourself

Right out of the gate I'm thinking second coming of Elastica. Though that comparison is relatively fleeting, as the obvious Siouxsie and the Banshees thing roll...
180

Palma Violets: 180

The parmigianas? WTF kinda band name is that? At least that's the Italian dish name I heard in my head when I first read their name. Maybe I was just hungry. Th...
II

Nude Beach: II

I've always been a sucker for Elvis Costello throwback bands. I mean the man himself made some pretty damn awesome songs, but it was his kind of macho, but nerd...
Lisbon

The Walkmen: Lisbon

Lead singer, Hamilton Leithauser, sounds like Dylan if Dylan thought he could sing. It's not to say he can't, but close your eyes and imagine him singing the op...