Brad Beatson saw what you did there. When two of your favorite artists tango and drop an unexpected gift, it presents for a drop-everything-and-lose-it opportunity. Then it happened twice this week and I slipped into a hedonistic binge. St. Vincent and Darkside. Action Bronson and Chuck Inglish. The efforts are as good as you could […]
Brad Beatson has Michigan State to win it all.  If you like thoughtfully structured songs that dive into neck-snapping guitar solos, you should listen to this album. It’s St. Vincent’s St. Vincent, her fourth studio project and strongest to date. It’s my favorite album of early 2014 and it will certainly appear on many year-end lists. Above […]
Jonah Bromwich taught Marley Marl how to use the horn stab on Lords of the Underground’s debut. David Byrne and Annie Clark of St. Vincent can sometimes come across a little cold. Their music is high fidelity. It’s pointed and perfect. You imagine them leaning over their songs with scalpels, carving out all the excess […]