Andy Beta appears in the following:
Wednesday, July 22, 2015
At Least For Now has the same amount of assurance, longing and grace as the now-classic debut albums of Antony Hegarty and Rufus Wainwright.
Wednesday, July 15, 2015
There may be no more unlikely act in indie/electronic music than a sunglasses-and-keffiyeh-wearing wedding singer with a chain smoker's gruff voice.
Sunday, June 07, 2015
On the Australian band's charming second album, a sweetly blithe sound can't quite mask the doubt and hesitation at the heart of the songs.
Sunday, May 24, 2015
The gospel-punk band's self-titled debut couches its invective in feedback, guitar noise, bruising drum machines and Franklin James Fisher's guttural howls.
Sunday, May 17, 2015
Inspired by a complex relationship in his past, frontman Ruban Nielson makes his sweetest, catchiest, most impeccably crafted music yet.
Sunday, April 19, 2015
The cellist and audio collagist unabashedly embraces and refines The Books' sound on his solo debut, which contains some of the most resonant and beautiful music of his career.
Sunday, March 29, 2015
In recent years, Chaz Bundick's sound has traveled down some unexpected side roads. But What For? takes a U-turn back to feel-tingly guitar-pop, with winsome results.
Sunday, March 08, 2015
Explosions In The Sky guitarist Mark Smith and Eluvium's Matthew Cooper make natural collaborators. On their second album as Inventions, they craft head-nodding, vaguely unsettling music together.
Thursday, March 05, 2015
David Kennedy, the Leeds producer behind Pearson Sound, has been at the vanguard of British electronic music since his first singles in 2006. Now, he's finally releasing his first full-length album.
Sunday, January 11, 2015
The cinematic full-length debut from British producer Pete Lawrie-Winfield moves from spare piano and voice to moments that simulate the sound of smoldering rubble in a post-apocalyptic world.
Sunday, November 09, 2014
The Manchester electronic producer alternates between ethereal beauty and viscous sludge, and with vocal assistance from Alison Skidmore, glints of light keep poking through the darkness.
Sunday, October 26, 2014
Toro y Moi's Chaz Bundick makes overt advances to the dance floor on his first album as Les Sins. But he keeps his mind on pop music, too, as he doles out pleasures in three-minute bites.
Sunday, October 19, 2014
The shoegaze-y L.A. rock band never quite caught on in the '90s. In 2013, the group returned with its first album in 18 years — and on the follow-up, Medicine continues to create new wrinkles.
Sunday, October 05, 2014
British singer Adam Bainbridge doubles down on his many '80s influences (disco, '80s boogie and R&B, house music, go-go) while still making them sound refreshed.
Thursday, September 25, 2014
Gone Girl is Reznor and Ross' third soundtrack collaboration under the direction of David Fincher. As with their past work together, the music suits the story that inspired it perfectly.
Sunday, September 21, 2014
Innerworld is awash in '80s earmarks, but it also conveys a sense of wistfulness; a sense of childlike splendor in danger of succumbing to the ravages of adulthood.
Sunday, September 07, 2014
Ices' first two albums recalled the work of Cat Power and Tori Amos. But on her third album, the singer-songwriter expands her palette considerably.
Sunday, August 17, 2014
A DIY spirit pervades Merchandise's dark, well-crafted songs, even if they sound more at home in the gloomy climes of Manchester than in sunny Tampa, where the band is based.
Sunday, August 10, 2014
Flashing both the raw talent of a recruit and the acumen of a much older musician, the singer-guitarist's self-titled debut shows off both his youth and his grasp of past musical forms.
Sunday, August 03, 2014
A ferociously intelligent singer-songwriter, Jaffe never stops inventing, reinventing, exploring and reflecting on her (and our) place in a forbidding, foreboding world.