Mike Katzif appears in the following:
Thursday, September 29, 2016
The band's 13th album feels like a tonal sequel to 2014's terrific Fuego, thanks to a balanced ear for Phish's on-stage exuberance and sonic cohesion.
Monday, September 12, 2016
"Breath And Burning" is a breezy rocker punctuated by some classic soul horn lines and a joyful key-change in the chorus that hints at future jams.
Thursday, September 08, 2016
The English singer-songwriter's new album is a collection of stark, beautiful chamber-pop ballads that run him through the emotional wringer.
Thursday, August 11, 2016
The English duo took to a Virginia studio for mining the complexities of a dissolving relationship. From folk to rock to country, the music is rich and nuanced.
Wednesday, August 10, 2016
The cheerful, buoyant instrumental track, titled "Olympic Village, 6AM," is tailor-made for a heroic sports montage.
Thursday, August 04, 2016
Beach Slang offers a glimpse into what it's like to be young, misunderstood and out of place. The video is "a gritty, cinematic collage of Americana, debauchery and youth," frontman James Alex says.
Thursday, August 04, 2016
Messy and fun, the Australian duo's pop-punk bursts with chunky guitars and big riffs. It's a perfect sun-streaked soundtrack for skinned-knee skate videos and beach bonfires at dusk.
Thursday, July 14, 2016
Playing with an unhurried improvisational spirit, the Swedish band unspools melodies that don't grab you so much as slowly burrow under your skin.
Thursday, June 16, 2016
The band's tense, visceral, unpredictable sound doesn't let listeners get comfortable for very long. These 15 songs were inspired by the music each Deerhoof member grew up loving.
Thursday, June 02, 2016
With its four guitarists, the band crafts a potent and sometimes ridiculous mix of garage rock, pop punk, metal and even Southern rock.
Thursday, May 12, 2016
On his new album, the Canadian singer-songwriter crafts a batch of connected vignettes, offering up tiny observations from a single night.
Thursday, May 05, 2016
Nothing's new album follows a tumultuous period in the band members' lives. Its 10 songs delve into anxiety and addiction, mental illness and mortality, while channeling anguish into catharsis.
Thursday, April 28, 2016
Barwick's songs are musical inkblot tests: The voices trickle in and out, but never quite materialize into lyrical coherency. So it's up to the listener to interpret them and ascribe personal meaning.
Thursday, April 21, 2016
The Melbourne psych-rock septet unleashes a thoroughly realized journey, embedded in a frenzied barrage of riff-heavy head-bangers.
Tuesday, April 12, 2016
While the title of the Brooklyn trio's album Suspended Animation implies emotional stasis, it's actually the result of transition and change.
Thursday, March 31, 2016
On the Louisiana band's fourth album, its catchy and dynamic songs sound invigorated, immediate and more forceful than ever.
Wednesday, March 02, 2016
"I had a dream where you were standing there with a gun up to my head." This is how Lucius drops us, in medias res, into "Madness," the evocative first song on the band's second album, Good Grief. What unfolds is a lucid dream-chase sequence that captures a desire ...
Tuesday, March 01, 2016
At some point, we've all felt isolated from the people we love most, or found ourselves stuck in a decaying relationship that has warped into something unrecognizable. In her songs, Jessica Weiss, singer and guitarist of Fear Of Men, has used a nimble touch to regularly address these ...
Wednesday, February 24, 2016
"We grieve so deep in disguise / The private lives of private eyes," Thao sings in "Hand To God." It's a simple yet striking line that illuminates the emotional backbone of her brilliant, jarring new album, A Man Alive. Throughout the record, Thao ruminates on how little we know ...
Wednesday, February 17, 2016
The cover of Santigold's 99¢ shows Santi White as she's shrink-wrapped tight like a Barbie doll amid a candy-colored clutter of lifestyle accessories. Smacked right onto the cheapo cellophane, a yellow price tag declares the album's title, as if it's a dollar bin — or, perhaps, taking a clever ...