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Boxx Magazine

Album Reviews

she keeps bees

She Keeps Bees – Eight Houses (Future Gods)

Sure, there are urban farmers in New York City keeping actual bees, but there are also some bluesy indie rock stars keeping bees by way of music. Jessica Larrabee has just the sound that keeps listeners buzzing and, yes, her [...]

October 23, 2014

Yelle – Complètement fou (Kemosabe)

Though MySpace has seen several confusing overhauls in recent years in an attempt to bring back its mythical pop culture glory, nothing could compare to the early 2000s when it was fertile ground for new music. While Panic! At the [...]

October 22, 2014
The Vaselines

The Vaselines – V For Vaselines (Rosary)

The Scottish indie-rock duo and Sub Pop era darlings, The Vaselines, have returned with V for Vaselines, only their third album since their formation in 1987. It follows suit delivering signature upbeat, fuzz-infused indie pop, overlapping vocals and persuasive lyrics. [...]

October 8, 2014
Lucinda Williams Down Where The Spirit Meets The Bone cover

Lucinda Williams – Down Where the Spirit Meets the Bone (Highway 20)

It’s hard to believe Lucinda Williams is 61-years-old as she enters the corner stage of a Chicago saloon at nearly midnight, her blonde hair ruffled and teased. Her black bra peeks out from her cardigan and T-shirt, even some tatted [...]

October 6, 2014
Madi Diaz Phantom cover

Madi Diaz – Phantom (Nettwerk)

When it comes to a bad breakup, it’s too easy to wallow at the bottom. But thanks to Madi Diaz, there’s a way to dance it out. Enter Phantom, an album L.A. Weekly deems “the most danceable breakup album ever.” [...]

October 3, 2014
goat commune

GOAT – Commune (Sub Pop)

The band GOAT has managed to maintain an elusive cover since its debut album World Music premiered over two years ago. Its fusion of experimental, tribal and psychedelic sun salutations is not quite placeable in any defined musical tradition, and [...]

October 1, 2014

Laetitia Sadier – Something Shines (Drag City)

After a nineteen-year run as frontwoman and co-founder of the highly influential post-rock band Stereolab, the band’s hiatus in 2009 didn’t stop Laetitia Sadier from making music. In 2012, Sadier released her first solo album, The Trip, and two years [...]

September 24, 2014

La Roux – Trouble in Paradise (Polydor)

It’s been five long years since London power pop duo La Roux broke onto the scene with its self-titled debut, a hit-heavy record that boasted “Bulletproof,” “I’m Not Your Toy” and “In For the Kill” all at once. Due to [...]

September 16, 2014