Japanese Breakfast play the Regent twice this week
‘Pitchfork passed on serious coverage of all of our releases from black artists’
NORTH AMERICAN TOUR BEGINS THIS WEEK
THERE IS NO YEAR OUT JANUARY 17 ON MATADOR RECORDS
Young Fathers are at the Fonda Theatre on Friday
the politically-charged material makes you wonder about the power of music.
This is the FYF Fest week
singular ferocious anger
A weird and mystical way.
Irony. Utility. Pretext – Algiers – Silence is the new loud, and Algiers uses it as well as anybody this side of Kanye, especially on this grunge relation Gospel track of immense power, it is somewhere between testifying and lying – A-
Last week’s debut album by Algiers was the album of the week, a place where Gospel and hard rock cross pollinated with the blues and tonight at Mercury Lounge, 630 doors, they will be greeted as stars. A huge gig for them, but if you wanna be difficult the UK rockers the Vaccines at Warsaw.
Irony. Utility. Pretext – Algiers – A deep track off their very dramatic new album is, well, very dramatic, a soulful wail like Jim Morrison with a cold and thrashing swirls of dark snyths and whips, all leading to a Gospel denouement. Wild stuff from the deep South – B+