There's something to be said about a band when you listen to their record and you want to like them. Their songs may be solid, catchy, and well-played, but there's still that lingering feeling of uncertainty on whether you actually like them or not. Unfortunately,...

Last year marked the first year in which we compiled a top five albums of the year, as deemed by nine Redefine staff writers. Remarkably, no albums were doubled up. It proved that Redefine staff writers have diverse tastes, and that their tastes run the...

From the first few bars on "Nerve Tonic!," the opening track from the Whore Moans' album, Hello From the Radio Wasteland!, the listener knows that he or she is in for a treat. Like the similarly-minded Hour of the Wolf, the Whore Moans play up...

Photojournalism frequently documents tales of strife and woe, but it less frequently documents music. This December and January, Theresa Kereakes will fix that issue with her show at the gallery / store, Metropolis, in Lancaster, PA. Unguarded Moments: Backstage and Beyond will showcase photos from a...

I'm From Barcelona have generated a good amount of buzz in the US since their tour last year. While this is their sophomore release, following their 2007 debut, Let Me Introduce My Friends, this record marks their first album for high-regarded label Mute and their...

An sepia-tinted image of an army of skulled soldiers is a good way to be introduced to any band. Thoughts of creepy, dark experimental music comes to mind, but Bravo Johnson is not quite that predictable. In actuality, The Crooked And The Straight is a...

I'll admit it; I had no intentions of ever purchasing another Oneida disc. I love the band and would rank them as one of the country's premiere psychedelic acts, but with eight full lengths (of which I own six), I pretty much figured I'd heard...

"Our friend is obsessed with wrestling and he thought of a bunch of hilarious band names. [2*Sweet is] kind of like a mix of 'Nsync and World Wrestling Federation." -- Justin Pence...