Archive for 'Brag 439 (November 21)'
Indie Album Of The Week: Voltaire Twins Romulus EP Green/ MGM There’s something about twins that makes me wonder which one is evil – and I’m not sure if it comes from Jaymes or Tegan of W.A’s Voltaire Twins, but there’s definitely a certain malevolent undertone to their latest EP, Romulus. Winners of the triple [...]
Atlas Sound Parallax 4AD/ Remote Control **** The press release for Atlas Sound’s third record states emphatically that this is not a ‘side project’ for the Deerhunter frontman, but an act in its own right. You’d be forgiven for supposing otherwise – Bradford Cox’s last two albums under this moniker have been wistful, aggressive, uplifting [...]
Polar Bear Club Clash Battle Guilt Pride Bridge Nine Records ***1/2 After their debut EP The Redder, The Better in 2006 turned so many underground fanzine editors’ heads, Polar Bear Club have polarised fans. In the span of two albums some say they’ve lost their hardcore spirit, while others see their flirtation with slicker studio [...]
Bonnie “Prince” Billie Wolfroy Goes To Town Spunk Records **** Alt country’s other other darling, Will Oldham, returns with new album Wolfroy Goes To Town – his eleventh under the Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy moniker.Perhaps because of the familiarity of the players, the production has a laid back and easy played-on-the-porch feel, with Oldham’s wavering croak [...]
Canyons Keep Your Dreams Modular *** Almost every gig that I’ve attended in the last two years has had the following words appended to the poster: ‘Canyons DJ set.’ Somehow, without any of us knowing, these Perth dudes became the new Bang Gang as the latter moved into restaurants, and this LP is supposed to [...]