All posts by Christiana Hart


Sufjan Stevens – “Silver & Gold”

The holiday season has a lot to do with disappointment. Your mom gives you four pairs of sensible jeans, you have to spend the whole day stuck in I-95 traffic, Christmas Eve is a mandatory work day, or your gingerbread [...]

December 12, 2012 New Music, Reviews, Uncategorized

Tim Hecker & Daniel Lopatin – “Instrumental Tourist”

Although ambient music has been explored long enough for there to be multiple sub-genres (dark ambient, space music, witch house to name a few), it is still difficult for some to classify the tone and intention of new experimental projects. [...]

November 29, 2012 New Music, Reviews

Woollen Kits – “Four Girls”

After the tremendous damage of Hurricane Sandy, the exhausting clanging of political nonsense and a freak snowstorm, I’m probably not the only one on the east coast who craves normality. Putting on Woollen Kits’ Four Girls gave me an instant [...]

November 13, 2012 New Music, Reviews

“Inner Mansions” by Teen Daze

Odds are, you can guess a lot about Teen Daze just by the name. Dreamy Electro-Pop? Yep. Heavy synth fills? Definitely. But is there more here than meets the eye? You betcha. Teen Daze’s first release, All of Us, Together, [...]

November 7, 2012 New Music, Reviews

Tame Impala – “Lonerism”

Once again, an album is released in October, which begs to be played in heavy humid summer days. Lonerism, Tame Impala’s sophomore record, makes your ears feel like they’ve been blown out, without the usual throbbing pain that accompanies it. [...]

October 24, 2012 New Music, Reviews

Harouki Zombi – “Objet Petit A”

As the name suggests, Harouki Zombi is half Japanese geisha and half zombie, complete with wild costumes and make-up for each. According to their website, their performance sets at their shows are meant to ignite a frenzy of dance and [...]

October 23, 2012 New Music, Reviews

Taken By Trees – “Other Worlds”

Taken By Trees isn’t making any grand statements with its third album, Other Worlds, and I think that’s the way creator Victoria Bergsman wanted it. The inspiration for Other Worlds, a recent trip to Hawaii, is delightfully transparent. The playful [...]

October 2, 2012 New Music, Reviews

Efterklang – “Piramida”

The island of Svalbard lies four hundred miles between Norway and the North Pole in the icy Arctic Ocean.  In the early 20th century, it was largely populated with Russian and Norwegian coal mining operations and served as a military [...]

October 2, 2012 New Music, Reviews

“Shields” by Grizzly Bear

Following their pop hit Veckatimest, the Brookyn-based Psych-Folk band was in no rush to return to recording. In the past three years, the group toured its album, two of the members released solo work, (Daniel Rossen’s Silent Hour/Golden Mile, and [...]

September 18, 2012 New Music, Reviews

Love This Giant by David Byrne & St. Vincent

Love This Giant, the collaborative album of jack-of-all-musical-trades avant-guardian, David Byrne and the twisted, power guitar princess, Annie Clark of St. Vincent, is released today, amidst a thick of critical and popular hype. The music video for “Who”, the first [...]

September 10, 2012 New Music, Reviews