Listen To This: CHVRCHES – Gun

Another day, another great track from CHVRCHES. Expectations for the Scottish band’s upcoming debut The Bones Of What You Believe have risen and risen with each song they’ve released, which would be dangerous were it not for the fact that they’re now four singles deep and there hasn’t been a clunker yet (not to mention the

The Best Music of 2013 (So Far)

It’s been a bleak year for music. Not “bleak” in the sense that there hasn’t been any good music. On the contrary, 2013 – only halfway through – has already outstripped both 2012 and 2011 in quality of albums (and quantity of those albums, too). I mean “bleak” in the sense that somebody needs to

Song of the Week: CHVRCHES – Recover

CHVRCHES are a bona fide hit just waiting to happen. Based in Glasgow, they’ve been steadily building a name for themselves through a handful of shows and some quietly released singles (you may remember “The Mother We Share,” which I grew a little fond of last year). “Recover,” the band’s third single, doesn’t quite match

Will’s 25 Favorite Songs of 2012 (Part 5)

5. Menomena – Pique “You’re in my bones and you’re in my teeth/imperfect form from imperfect seed.” Lyrically,  Menomena’s “Pique” is the darkest cut on this list, a seething litany against a failed upbringing (a theme that runs the length of the song’s album, Moms). Musically, it’s not much brighter: a somber organ drone introduces the