It would appear that the Mynabirds is actually just one bird, Laura Burhenn (formerly of D.C. duo Georgie James). Her debut album, What We Lose in the Fire We Gain in the Flood, plays host to some guest musicians who boast horns, guitars, and ... Read More

Nothing Hurts

BY Lisa Kirchner in Music

Listening to the debut full-length by London threesome Male Bonding is like trying to have a conversation with someone who's running a marathon–they're huffing along at warp speed and you're all, "Wait! ... Read More

This Is Happening

BY Lisa Kirchner in Music

When you make an electronic album as critically acclaimed as James Murphy's LCD Soundsystem did in 2007 with Sound of Silver, it's hard not to expect a ... Read More

No Más

BY Lisa Kirchner in Music

Summer parties on rooftops need soundtracks, and Javelins No Más is the perfect album to covet all season ... Read More

S/T

BY Lisa Kirchner in Music

This self-titled debut from the Chicago-based fivesome delivers organ-heavy pop music with handclaps and straightforward ... Read More

Pumps!

BY Lisa Kirchner in Music

Growing grew from a seed planted in Olympia, WA (where Wynne Greenwood from Tracy + the Plastics briefly played keyboard for them), in 2001; now the three bandmates who make up this dancey noise ensemble reside in Brooklyn and have released a new album, Pumps! ... Read More