Michael Wojtas's Posts
Viet Cong, Cassette
Originally a tour-only release, Viet Cong resign to neither be crowned nor confused as geniuses.
Heartbreak Record – Human Potential
As Human Potential, Andrew Becker's solo debut sounds undeservedly doomed for obscurity.
More Than Any Other Day – Ought
An unusually quotable and lyrically ambitious record from Montreal’s post punks.
Here and Nowhere Else – Cloud Nothings
Time may fix Cloud Nothings’ fourth LP, but for now it’s too polished.
Axxa/Abraxas – Axxa/Abraxas
A debut of of old scribbles brought to greater life with the help of Woods.
Diamond Eyepatch – Bill Baird
Bill Baird plays contrarian to the idea of tape-pop tenets with a beacon psych record.
Mozes & The Firstborn – Mozes & The Firstborn
Does this Netherlands band have its graduate’s degree in garage rock? Does it matter?
Morgan Delt – Morgan Delt
The Psychic Death Hole tape expands in mind and body into a luminous debut.
Drive Time – Philip Perkins
The Captured Tracks/Body Double reissue is an unexpected wrinkle in the uniform canon.
The keys to Polanski's Apartment Trilogy & Rosemary's Baby
A look at the Apartment Trilogy and the end of the intellectual horror.
Ducktails' Matt Mondanile talks escapism in his EP & LP
Assessing the finer points of Wish Hotel EP and The Flower Lane LP.
The trustworthy and gently trippy times at Woodsist Fest
A journey to Pioneertown to witness the evolution of a label.
Tally All The Things That You Broke EP – Parquet Courts
Parquet Courts’ EP gathers mouthpieces of generations past as puppeteers for the now.
Law And Order – Jonathan Rado
Hate Foxygen? Don’t let it deter from Jonathan Rado’s sub-Ariel Pink-ish solo.
The Big Dream – David Lynch
With "Lynchian" in the way, David Lynch’s sophomore record is unavoidably his.
Earthen By Birth – Henry The Rabbit
Don’t let the twee-leaning name confuse you.
Jody Stephens of Big Star
Our LA correspondent meets the Big Star drummer at the hallowed Village studio.
Gagged In Boonesville – Russian Tsarlag
Late the the party, Russian Tsarlag’s got the jump on nostalgia for 2009.
Jesse Lortz of Case Studies
On feeling less alone through collaboration and inspiration from authors.