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Broken Bells – After The Disco {rating} Any project involving super-producer Brian ‘Danger Mouse’ Burton comes with a certain amount of expectation. His partnership with The Shins’ singer James Mercer was no different, but unfortunately their first album as Broken Bells back in 2010 failed to live up to...

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After The Disco

If January felt a bit slow in terms of big new albums, then February is when 2014 really gets going. There’s big albums out just about every week in February, starting off with the return of Bombay Bicycle Club and Broken Bells on 3 February. The following week sees...

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warpaint

Warpaint – Warpaint {rating} What’s in an album title? Most of the time not a great deal can be read into what a band choose to call their latest set of songs. In the case of LA-foursome Warpaint, though, the decision to make their second album self-titled seems significant....

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warpaint

All-female US rock group Warpaint are back next week with the self-titled follow-up to their well-received 2011 debut album The Fool. Before its official release date next week, though, Warpaint have made the whole album available to stream in full. To stream Warpaint, head over to NPR.org The album...

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Rave Tapes

Mogwai – Rave Tapes {rating} Buy: Rave Tapes Scottish post-rock veterans Mogwai return with their eighth studio album Rave Tapes, which continues the exploration of melodic grooves which began with their 2011 album Hardcore Will Never Die, But You Will. Back in the day Mogwai were known and appreciated...

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