From the very second Tamer Animals fades into focus, it’s as if Other Lives are out to deliver one of the year’s most richly detailed records; a flawless, filler-free set of spellbound songs that’ll make anyone with a pulse feel sudden pangs of loss and regret. If you understand the appeal of artists like Fleet Foxes but leave their LPs feeling a bit empty, this record will fill that void with what essentially amounts to a well-edited vocal version of Godspeed You! Black Emperor. Meaning: music that moves you, even if you can’t quite put your finger on why.
By Wondering Sound Staff on 12.26.11 in Lists
It was a year full of surprising breakouts and breathtaking discoveries, with reliable favorites from familiar faces and strong entries from new voices. These are our Top 100 Records of 2011.
By Wondering Sound Staff on 07.29.11 in Lists
Every year, a mountain of records is unleashed on an unsuspecting public. And while many move to "Instant Favorite" status, it's inevitable that even more will fall through the cracks. With five months left in 2011, now...
By Austin L. Ray on 03.06.12 in Reviews
Brooklyn-by-way-of-the-Midwest rockers White Rabbits have always sponged up their surroundings, putting their own spin on them and redistributing the ideas into the world for someone else to do the same. From their early...
By Jayson Greene on 08.02.10 in Reviews
Transit Transit is the first dispatch from San Francisco dream-pop outfit Autolux since 2004's landmark Future Perfect. Six years between records is a long time, but Future Perfect's glassy, pulsing Krautrock dro...