Posts Tagged: Temporary Residence

ACL 2021 ~ The Top 20 Albums of the Year

If 2020 was the most surreal year in recent memory, 2021 was the runner-up.  A rollercoaster of emotion was supplanted by a mountain of malaise.  And yet, many artists broke through with the finest albums of their careers.  Some of

ACL 2021 ~ The Top 20 Albums of the Year

If 2020 was the most surreal year in recent memory, 2021 was the runner-up.  A rollercoaster of emotion was supplanted by a mountain of malaise.  And yet, many artists broke through with the finest albums of their careers.  Some of

ACL 2021 ~ Top Ten Rock and Post-Rock

Sorry, friends, no folk or jazz made our top ten this year ~ 2021 was the year of rock and post-rock!  With almost every major post-rock band releasing an EP or album in 2021, even some of the top performers

ACL 2021 ~ Top Ten Rock and Post-Rock

Sorry, friends, no folk or jazz made our top ten this year ~ 2021 was the year of rock and post-rock!  With almost every major post-rock band releasing an EP or album in 2021, even some of the top performers

ACL 2021 ~ The Year’s Best Album Covers

Album covers were never more important than they are today.  In the old days, one might peruse the bins at the local record store, seeing if something caught the eye and hopefully the ear.  Now most people buy their music

ACL 2021 ~ The Year’s Best Album Covers

Album covers were never more important than they are today.  In the old days, one might peruse the bins at the local record store, seeing if something caught the eye and hopefully the ear.  Now most people buy their music

ACL 2021 ~ The Year’s Best Labels

Lawrence English’s Room40 has landed an amazing five releases on our year-end charts, spread across three genres.  The Australian imprint is our Label of the Year, followed by Temporary Residence and PAN, who each land three.  All three labels are

ACL 2021 ~ The Year’s Best Labels

Lawrence English’s Room40 has landed an amazing five releases on our year-end charts, spread across three genres.  The Australian imprint is our Label of the Year, followed by Temporary Residence and PAN, who each land three.  All three labels are

ACL 2021 ~ The Happiest Music of the Year

Few would call 2021 a happy year, although it was graced by moments of hope: a (short lived) political shift, a vaccine, a summit on climate change.  But somehow, without warning, any day could bring a whiff of happiness: a

ACL 2021 ~ The Happiest Music of the Year

Few would call 2021 a happy year, although it was graced by moments of hope: a (short lived) political shift, a vaccine, a summit on climate change.  But somehow, without warning, any day could bring a whiff of happiness: a

Explosions in the Sky ~ Big Bend (An Original Soundtrack for Public Television)

Even without video, post-rock conjures images of mountains and valleys, deserts and streams ~ so when Explosions in the Sky was asked to compose the score to a National Geographic documentary about local treasure Big Bend National Park, they were already

Explosions in the Sky ~ Big Bend (An Original Soundtrack for Public Television)

Even without video, post-rock conjures images of mountains and valleys, deserts and streams ~ so when Explosions in the Sky was asked to compose the score to a National Geographic documentary about local treasure Big Bend National Park, they were already

MONO ~ Pilgrimage of the Soul

2021 is shaping up as a great year for MONO.  After releasing a devastating double live album earlier this year, they’ve unveiled a pummeling post-rock opus.  Pilgrimage of the Soul is loosely based on William Blake’s Auguries of Innocence, a poem whose

MONO ~ Pilgrimage of the Soul

2021 is shaping up as a great year for MONO.  After releasing a devastating double live album earlier this year, they’ve unveiled a pummeling post-rock opus.  Pilgrimage of the Soul is loosely based on William Blake’s Auguries of Innocence, a poem whose

Bruno Bavota ~ For Apartments: Songs & Loops

Last year, we reviewed Bruno Bavota‘s Apartment Songs and Apartment Loops, noting that each EP was technically a Volume 1 and would “be joined by its other half somewhere down the line, with the possibility of a mega-release in 2021.”  Now that time has come!  One

Bruno Bavota ~ For Apartments: Songs & Loops

Last year, we reviewed Bruno Bavota‘s Apartment Songs and Apartment Loops, noting that each EP was technically a Volume 1 and would “be joined by its other half somewhere down the line, with the possibility of a mega-release in 2021.”  Now that time has come!  One