Sarah Neufeld

Hero Brother

Constellation

Sep 11, 2013 Music Issue #47 - September/October 2013 - MGMT

As the "main" violinist (Marika Shaw is absent in studio, as is multi-instrumentalist Owen Pallett on tour) in Arcade Fire, Sarah Neufeld is a central player in the band's enormous, cinematic sound. More

Sep 10, 2013 Music Issue #47 - September/October 2013 - MGMT

Nobody Knows is probably the album Willis Earl Beal knew he had always wanted to make. And for those who heard his debut release, 2012's Acousmatic Sorcery, and pegged him solely as an outsider artist, it's probably not the one you expected. More

Sep 10, 2013 Music Issue #47 - September/October 2013 - MGMT

Foxygen's Jonathan Rado and Sam France have been on a manic creative tear. The band recorded and self-released several albums before the EP Take the Kids Off Broadway caught the attention of Jagjaguwar and Richard Swift in the latter half of 2011. More

Sep 09, 2013 Music Issue #47 - September/October 2013 - MGMT

Arctic Monkeys have come a long way since their debut LP Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not dropped. Back in 2006 they were four fresh-faced Sheffield kids dousing snappy, colloquial couplets over irresistible hooks. More

Sep 06, 2013 Music Issue #47 - September/October 2013 - MGMT

Goldfrapp's sixth full-length can be boiled down to a simple equation: guitar, strings, and frontwoman Alison Goldfrapp's ethereal soprano. It can also be reduced to a catchy band pairing: Vashti Bunyan recast by David Lynch. Or heck, how about a tagline: This fall, Goldfrapp explores...the Tales of Us. (Say it in your best announcer's voice.) More

Volcano Choir

Repave

Jagjaguwar

Sep 05, 2013 Music Issue #47 - September/October 2013 - MGMT

Prior to this record, the recorded output of Volcano Choirthe collaboration between Collections of Colonies of Bees and fellow Wisconsinite and Bon Iver mastermind Justin Vernonhas consisted of just one record: 2009's Unmap. But it doesn't take long for Repave to render that record something of a blueprint. More

Sep 04, 2013 Music Web Exclusive

Greek mythology album references aside, there's something about Chelsea Wolfe's work that brings Pandora's box to mind. For all the crazy bullshit that pours out, there's always a kernel of something hopeful to clutch onto. More

Sep 03, 2013 Music Web Exclusive

Frontman Will Sheff has always sung with the conviction and passion of someone plumbing deep wounds, his voice cracking with the effort. Okkervil River's seventh full-length effort, The Silver Gymnasium, finds the band a little more controlled, the emotions a bit more corralled, more focused. More

Sep 03, 2013 Music Web Exclusive

Space rock's been having a bit of an unexpected renaissance recently, what with Hookworms' critically acclaimed Pearl Mystic and now Surf City's sophomore record We Knew It Was Not Going To Be Like This. More