Posts Tagged: Oxide Tones

ACL 2013: The Top 20 Albums of the Year

Over the course of the past year, we received thousands of albums and EPs to pore over, review and discuss.  Out of these, we reviewed approximately 500.  In this feature, we answer the Big Question: Which releases were the best?

ACL 2013: The Top 20 Albums of the Year

Over the course of the past year, we received thousands of albums and EPs to pore over, review and discuss.  Out of these, we reviewed approximately 500.  In this feature, we answer the Big Question: Which releases were the best?

ACL 2013: Top Ten Rock, Post-Rock, Folk & Jazz

The last of our genre lists is filled with WOW moments: big crescendos, bold moves, instinctive collaborations, explosions of brass.  This is music for car stereos and open windows, music to lift the sullen heart and to make it race.

ACL 2013: Top Ten Rock, Post-Rock, Folk & Jazz

The last of our genre lists is filled with WOW moments: big crescendos, bold moves, instinctive collaborations, explosions of brass.  This is music for car stereos and open windows, music to lift the sullen heart and to make it race.

ACL 2013: The Happiest Music of the Year

When last year’s list was published, it wasn’t very popular.  But over the course of the year, the hits kept increasing, until it became our number one specialty list.  Why?  Because people need happy music, and search for it online.

ACL 2013: The Happiest Music of the Year

When last year’s list was published, it wasn’t very popular.  But over the course of the year, the hits kept increasing, until it became our number one specialty list.  Why?  Because people need happy music, and search for it online.

V/A ~ Ode to an Unspoken Movement

Post-rock fans are well aware of The Sirens Sound and Oxide Tones, who have teamed up to present this all-new 4-hour compilation.  It’s a great way to hear new music from old favorites (Collapse Under the Empire, My Education), catch

V/A ~ Ode to an Unspoken Movement

Post-rock fans are well aware of The Sirens Sound and Oxide Tones, who have teamed up to present this all-new 4-hour compilation.  It’s a great way to hear new music from old favorites (Collapse Under the Empire, My Education), catch

Human Pyramids ~ Planet Shhh!

Planet Shhh! is my favorite album of the summer.  It’s already accompanied me to the beach, a music festival, and a host of sports competitions.  It’s pumped me up when my energy was low and cooled me down when my temper

Human Pyramids ~ Planet Shhh!

Planet Shhh! is my favorite album of the summer.  It’s already accompanied me to the beach, a music festival, and a host of sports competitions.  It’s pumped me up when my energy was low and cooled me down when my temper

Umber ~ Sunshine Young

We’d like to think that when it comes to instruments, we don’t play favorites ~ but we do.  Seeing that Alex Steward (Umber) has included violinist Sophie Green (Her Name Is Calla) on two tracks makes a difference even before we’ve listened

Umber ~ Sunshine Young

We’d like to think that when it comes to instruments, we don’t play favorites ~ but we do.  Seeing that Alex Steward (Umber) has included violinist Sophie Green (Her Name Is Calla) on two tracks makes a difference even before we’ve listened

The Sun Aesthetic ~ Thicker Threads

Thicker Threads at a first listen seems to be an album drenched in sunshine, but a closer one presents us with music that is better appreciated on those cloudy days when all you can hope for is a flicker of light

The Sun Aesthetic ~ Thicker Threads

Thicker Threads at a first listen seems to be an album drenched in sunshine, but a closer one presents us with music that is better appreciated on those cloudy days when all you can hope for is a flicker of light