David Berman's wryly depressive (or depressively wry) songwriting seems to have only gotten sharper during his decade away from music.
Shepherd in a Sheepskin Vest is a wonderfully charming singer-songwriter project held back by a somewhat bloated tracklist.
A decade on from their debut album, No Age is still delivering visceral and sound-rich rock music.
Sometimes cumbersome but mostly exciting, Ty Segall's latest album is his longest and most ambitious yet.
The post-shoegaze, post-post-noise, and post-post-post-punk duo No Age has been building up to the release of their fourth album since the end of last year. Snares Like a Haircut is set to drop on January 26 via Drag City, and "Send Me" is the latest teaser from it.
I've been listening to No Age for ten years now, and "Send Me" sounds like one of the freshest and most emotive songs they've ever released. The moody vibe of this cut is in stark contrast to the whirlwind of speed and sound for which No Age is typically known. Dean Spunt's vocals come off surprisingly dejected and confessional. Meanwhile, Randy Randall's psychedelic guitar layering is more surreal and intoxicating than ever.
Prolific rocker Ty Segall drops a second self-titled album that shows how far he's come over the past decade.