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Music, Hear This Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros

Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros

Boasting a dozen members, L.A.'s Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros conjure ambitious swaths of barefoot psychedelia that rival the Polyphonic Spree in uplifting breadth. It's all the brainchild of Alex Ebert, who sang for major-label also-rans Ima Robot. Musical…
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Music, Hear This St. Vincent

St. Vincent

Angelic or devilish: Will the real Annie Clark step forward? In the studio as St. Vincent, the Dallas-raised former Polyphonic Spree member is the proggy-sweet siren of meticulously arranged records. Onstage, she shreds with demonic abandon. Her debut, 2007's Marry…
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Music, Hear This Cloud Cult delivers cathartic, emotional climaxes and transcendent orchestrations

Cloud Cult delivers cathartic, emotional climaxes and transcendent orchestrations

Much like fellow indie chamber-rock groups the Arcade Fire and Polyphonic Spree, Minnesota-based Cloud Cult delivers cathartic, emotional climaxes and transcendent orchestrations. Principal songwriter Craig Minowa has unleashed a flood of intricate miniature symphonies as a form of creative therapy…
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Music, All Shook Down Polyphonic Spree/ Sufjan Stevens Homie, St.Vincent  Debuts: New CD Review

Polyphonic Spree/ Sufjan Stevens Homie, St.Vincent Debuts: New CD Review

St. Vincent Marry Me Beggars Banquet Out 7-10-07 In town 8-3-07 at Café Du Nord “ … If listening to Megadeth and Bikini Kill as a pubescent girl left any lasting impression on her, it is not evident on…
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Music, Reviewed The Polyphonic Spree

The Polyphonic Spree

Rather than wallow in the kind of self-destructive nihilism that tends to accompany survivor's guilt, former Tripping Daisy singer Tim DeLaughter seeks an alternative path, coping with the overdose of a longtime bandmate by surrounding himself with a couple dozen…
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