Truth be told, it was difficult to care when a prolific SXSW put Sunflower Bean on the tongue of seemingly every critic in existence. If there's an underground music niche that isn't in need of another poster band, it's psychedelic rock. Yet on debut LP, Human Ceremony, the Brooklyn trio wrong-foot any cynics.
When a band dusts off an unreleased collection of music for a new album, there's often two thoughts that can come to mind. First, there's excitement to hear these long-lost (or hard to find) songs and discover yet another side of the band. The other, however, is skepticism that these songs will sound good or meet the lofty standards the band has achieved with their other albums.
"So I made a mistake/How many hours can I spend silently in one room?" So begins the debut album by Mass Gothic, a new solo project by former Hooray For Earth frontman Noel Heroux.
Rose Elinor Dougall: In the Studio
The former Pipette discusses her upcoming debut solo album Without Why
Mar 22, 2010 Web Exclusive
The Most Anticipated Albums of 2010 section in Under the Radar's Winter 2010 Issue includes a short article on Rose Elinor Dougall's debut album. Here is the full Q&A of that interview. In December of 2008, Rose Elinor Dougall released her first single as a solo artist, "Another Version of Pop Song." The following February, Dougall blogged on her MySpace page that her debut album was nearly finished. But, more than a year later, her album, titled Without Why, has yet to be released. On the morning of the eve of 2010, Dougall was in good spirits as she discussed her impending album and divulged the logical reasons for its extended incubation.
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There are no adults in Alexandria. In the wake of their mysterious collective departure, Ben Schiller, her sister, best friend, and the rest of the town's high schoolers try to live as normal a life as possible.
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