Choral Twang and Abundant Banjo in The Sweater Set’s New Album

To dissect the 14 songs of The Sweater Set‘s new album Oh Visitor is an arduous task; the album has layers upon layers of detailed sound that peeks out and exposes itself with each new listen. The Washington, D.C. band cites a range of genre influences in this third studio album, from country, to folk, […]

Giving A New Meaning to Drone Wars, Drunken Sufis

The formerly Washington, D.C.-based/currently Brooklyn-based “anti-hypocrisy” punk band,¬†Drunken Sufis¬†has been writing and performing angular songs since 2009. Yesterday the band released its latest album, titled DroneWars (Bad Friend Records). Imagine a futuristic Baghdad, where contractors handle everything. There is no government. No rule of law. No belief system. Only a laissez-faire doctrine that holds everything […]

New Music Out of DC: Paint Branch

There’s so much new music out today, with so many new names that are digested and forgotten within the same year, that when a name makes headlines that’s been on your radar in some form before, it’s a relief. There’s a kind familiarity that entices you, while you’re also caught wondering if the music will […]