the movements Archive

Best of 2014: New Music, Part 2

Yesterday I surveyed four of my favorite albums of new music from this year. There was modern psych/garage; raw Americana; punk; and classic guitar pop aka powerpop. Today I present the second half of my “top eight,” and – perhaps unsurprisingly – these four tread similar territory in musical genre-land. American Professionals – We Make

Album Review: The Movements — Like Elephants II

Less than a year after releasing Like Elephants I (reviewed separately), The Movements came back with 2014’s Like Elephants II. And the two discs truly are of a piece: sonically related, thematically linked. In fact, with a combined run time of just shy of 80 minutes, The Movements could have combined the entire work onto

Album Review: The Movements — Like Elephants I

Every so often an album comes along that really pushes all of the right buttons with me. And as with most listeners, for me, what exactly those buttons are constitutes a very eclectic, nearly unknowable mix. I recall an evening several years ago, when I arrived for band practice at the home of our bass