Concrete Jungle

BY Lisa Kirchner in Music

Nneka is serious about exposing the concrete jungles she’s seen in Nigeria and Germany, jumping from the political to the very personal in each track of her U.S. debut. Read More

Heave Yer Skeleton

BY Lisa Kirchner in Music

Cleveland duo Mr. Gnome boasts a sound that's an impressive balancing act between soft and hard, masculine and feminine, ethereal and earthbound. Read More

Realism

BY Lisa Kirchner in Music

Magnetic Fields' mastermind Stephin Merritt knows how to write poppy love ballads, and Realism is no exception. Read More

Baffled and Beat

BY Lisa Kirchner in Music

A boy/girl garage-rock duo from the U.K., Little Fish somehow found themselves recording their debut in Los Angeles with Linda Perry, who made her fortune writing songs for the likes of Pink, Christina Aguilera, and Gwen Stefani. Read More

Post-Nothing

BY Lisa Kirchner in Music

With Canadian duo Japandroids, size doesn't matter. Read More

Grass Widow

BY Lisa Kirchner in Music

The self-titled debut by Grass Widow, an all-girl three-piece from San Francisco, hearkens back to those sweet, sweet days when the iPod was but a glimmer in our collective eye. Read More