Posts By Ian Cohen

Chastity: Home Made Satan

The Ontario musician slings revolutionary sentiments and blood lust for authority over bittersweet alt-rock.

Indian Summer: Giving Birth to Thunder

An anthology of the emo pioneers’ complete works testifies to their thrift, their seriousness, and their towering legacy; it captures the essence of a crucial era in the genre’s history.

Indian Summer: Giving Birth to Thunder

An anthology of the emo pioneers’ complete works testifies to their thrift, their seriousness, and their towering legacy; it captures the essence of a crucial era in the genre’s history.

Death Cab For Cutie: The Blue EP

Save for a few intimate highlights, Ben Gibbard continues to move in lockstep with his band's bigger, bolder, more arena-ready sound.

Peaer: A Healthy Earth

The slowcore band’s knotty and fascinating third LP delves into the question of what makes daily life so unnecessarily difficult.

Proper: I Spent the Winter Writing Songs About Getting Better

The Brooklyn band's explosively verbal, shapeshifting, and snarky emo-pop explores how intersectional identities move within predominantly white spaces.

Oso Oso: Basking in the Glow

The excellent album from the Long Island singer-songwriter Jade Lilitri is sharp and radiant, a massively catchy guitar record about trying to walk the straight and narrow.

My Morning Jacket: The Tennessee Fire: 20th Anniversary Edition

On their debut, My Morning Jacket discovered the heavy reverb that would make them legendary.