Review: Port of Morrow (The Shins)

Five years since our last musical transmission from The Shins has seen members gained and lost, and sounds lost and found — All in preparation for 2012’s Port of Morrow, the band’s fourth full-length release. Continue reading


Review: The Stars Are Indifferent to Astronomy (Nada Surf)

The band’s seventh release, The Stars Are Indifferent to Astronomy, is a fierce renewal of energy, hope, peace, and understanding. Where Let Go doubted the darkness, Stars embraces the dawning light of hope, and seizes it with youthful vigor. Continue reading

Review: A Very She & Him Christmas (She & Him)

Our indie sweethearts She & Him have previously proffered two other full-length releases, the aptly-titled Volume One and Volume Two. While their latest release is a holiday-themed outing, A Very She & Him Christmas appears to fit in quite snugly with their previous volumes in both sound and sincerity. Continue reading