By Noah McCarty A rework of a song from the previous release of Twin Fantasy, Car Seat Headrest frontman Will Toledo rebuilds the song from the ground up to provide a track that is far superior to its predecessor. Psychedelic, tense, and containing a rousing late-song chorus, High to Death is yet more proof that […]
By Noah McCarty MGMT makes a successful return to the limelight with Little Dark Age, a dark, 80s-inspired track with minor synths galore. All the MGMT staples are here: cryptic lyrics, danceable beats and an attention to detail that raises the band above other synth-pop acts.
By Noah McCarty Making its rerecorded debut on “Twin Peaks: the Return,” this Chromatics track embodies the band’s trademark sweet-but-somber synth-pop style. Topped with longing, atmospheric vocals, “Shadow” is a shining example of why, 16 years after the band’s start, Chromatics is still worthy of our attention.
First-time Polish director Anna Zamecka’s documentary Communion has a deceptively simple premise: a Polish teenager named Ola tends to her autistic brother Nikodem and Marek, her oft-drunk father, in the days leading to and following Nikodem’s First Communion. The truth of the matter is, however, that Communion is so much more than the sum of […]