Dec 11, 2013 Music Issue #48 - November/December 2013 - HAIM

VII gives you no indication that it was created after 1975. Blitzen Trapper's seventh full-length continues in the band's tradition of offering listeners a timeless blend of folk, rock, roots, gospel, country, and everything in between. More

Dec 10, 2013 Music Issue #48 - November/December 2013 - HAIM

Two alternating line-ups weren't enough to keep them busy, so core duo Buzz Osborne and Dale Crover have now formed a third concurrent incarnation of the hardest-working band in heavy rock. More

Dec 10, 2013 Music Issue #48 - November/December 2013 - HAIM

On their self-titled debut, World's End Press walk a precarious tightrope between indie-pop and nostalgic electronica. More

múm

Smilewound

Morr Music

Dec 10, 2013 Music Issue #48 - November/December 2013 - HAIM

Smilewound is the sixth full-length release from this Icelandic electronic group. More

Latyrx

The Second Album

Audible Treats

Dec 09, 2013 Music Issue #48 - November/December 2013 - HAIM

Sixteen years after their groundbreaking The Album, Lateef the Truthspeaker and Lyrics Born return as Latyrx for The Second Album. Where The Album felt vibrant and off-the-cuff, thrilling in its loose assembly, The Second Album is a traditional record, with solid production and a coherent vision. More

Obits

Bed & Bugs

Sub Pop

Dec 09, 2013 Music Issue #48 - November/December 2013 - HAIM

Here's more from lifers Obits, with the crew doing just what they do: amped-up, straight-up rock & roll served raw, with churning guitars framing a shit-tight rhythm section and vocalist/guitarist Rick Froberg mercilessly beating up his voice box. More

Psapp

What Makes Us Glow

The State51 Conspiracy

Dec 06, 2013 Music Issue #48 - November/December 2013 - HAIM

Despite releasing three terrific LPs in the '00s and one of their songs being used as Grey's Anatomy's theme song, Psapp never really received their due. More

Quasi

Mole City

Kill Rock Stars

Dec 06, 2013 Music Issue #48 - November/December 2013 - HAIM

Grounded in a loose tradition of Northwest indie, Quasi are defined, if at all, by their expansiveness. Their raucous yet cerebraland highly creativebrand of party rock has grown to stadium size and left genre in the parking lot. More

Dec 06, 2013 Music Issue #48 - November/December 2013 - HAIM

Studio gloss, softened songwriting, and the ever-dicey decision to convert to a heavy reliance on synthesizers have rendered nearly unrecognizable the Forest Fire of 2011's Staring at the X. More