11 years ago
The cover of Japanese drone-metal trio Boris's new Akuma No Uta is such a dead-on pastiche of Nick Drake's Bryter Layter that a glimpse of it is likely to inspire even the most rabid Drake fan to sigh, "Christ, they're reissuing this again?" The s...
12 years ago
God Bless the Red Krayola and All Who Sail With It proved a prescient title for the then Texas-based trio's second album. The group released that record in 1968; after they split, guitarist-vocalist Mayo Thompson went on to fly the Krayola's flag ...
13 years ago
Having fronted the Fall for a quarter-century and change, sui generis Mancunian sneerer Mark E. Smith has inspired the requisite volley of wisecracks about how he'll be doing this in his wheelchair, none of which seem particularly off the mark. Sm...
14 years ago
"Yesterday's man died in the man of today; today's man dies in the man of tomorrow." So said Plutarch, a little optimistically, it would seem. In "Bright Future in Sales," a chugging number from Fountains of Wayne's much anticipated new Welcome In...
18 years ago
I just want to give you an orgasm with the guitar," Gary Lucas says in the liner notes to his quite fulfilling 1997 album, Evangeline. His Friday night show at the Knitting Factory, commemorating a decade's worth of gigs there, showcased him as a ...