Young Magic played at Mercury Lounge, on a calm Sunday after a cool summer daze party weekend. Accompanied by a friend, I walked in as “You With Air” began, my favorite track from Melt, Young Magic’s debut full-length which was released earlier this year.  July 29th,...

Gospel Gossip are yet another Midwest discovery from Northfield, Minnesota. They're a rather young three-piece that formed in 2007, with one prior ful-length album. It's said they began as twinkling dream-pop; with Drift, they've sharpened their sound and are buzzing with experimentation. What comes to mind...

Listening to Mommy Crow gives the feeling of awaking into a dream. Thick with atmosphere, chimes and bells sprinkle in like cold rain, haunted with spoken clips. Vocalist Elise Percy toys with languid syllables, her voice drifting over finger-plucked guitars, rustling percussion, and liquid cello. Bird...