WIXIW

Liars

WIXIW

June 5, 2012

Indie Rock

On their surprisingly pretty sixth album, Liars bring the electronic undercurrents lurking in their sound since They Were Wrong, So We Drowned to the fore in a softly hypnotic fashion. WIXIW's insularity often recalls the whispery parts of Drum's Not Dead, another album where the band proved that they do quiet just as thrillingly as they do loud, and it's still fascinating to hear them wield beauty and delicacy just as formidably as they've used force and noise in the past.

- Heather Phares

Leva-me Aos Fados

Ana Moura

Leva-me Aos Fados

October 6, 2009

Fado

In her achingly lovely voice, Moura belts out fados new and old in a style that draws deeply on tradition while incorporating subtle melodic and rhythmic innovations in a seamless, unprepossessing way. The contemporary compositions she sings are informed by the greater independence women enjoy today

- Rick Anderson