Track Review: Xiu Xiu – Falling

By Jonathan Fuchs, Copy Editor [Polyvinyl; 2016] Rating: 8/10 Art-pop band Xiu Xiu is not new to putting their strange sounds into others’ work. In late 2013, it released Nina, an experimental album that saw them tackle jazz to cover some of Nina Simone’s discography. On Record Store Day 2016, the band will release Plays the Music…

Track Review: Tiny Moving Parts – Happy Birthday

By Sam Tornow, Editorial Director [Triple Crown; 2016] Rating: 7/10 Just in time for the first hints of spring, Tiny Moving Parts is back to promote their new album/future soundtrack to your summer, Celebrate. “Happy Birthday” is slightly under 3 minutes, but seamlessly packs 5 minutes worth of transitional punches throughout. This rollercoaster of a…

Track Review: Modern Baseball – Everyday + Apple Cider, I Don’t Mind

By Eli Shively, Reviews Editor [Run For Cover; 2016] Rating: 7.5/10 Perhaps the most hotly anticipated pop punk release of this year, Philly quartet Modern Baseball’s Holy Ghost stands to be yet another tell-all entry in the musical diary of dual twenty-something songwriters Brendan Lukens and Jake Ewald. Judging by its first two singles, “Everyday” and…