If you’re a longtime fan of Real Estate or you’re just hearing about them now, be sure to listen to their newest album released this week. With the New Jersey band’s third and best record to date, they have found a way to make full use of their familiar sound without being redundant.
Los Angeles artist Lo Fang’s debut is a promising attempt at a first album. The fusion of classical and R&B with electronica undertones is fantastically minimalistic. Some might criticize it as too low-energy to be seen as anything but tame, but what it lacks in boldness it makes up for in composition.
Band of Horses - “Acoustic at the Ryman” On Feb. 11, Band of Horses is releasing a completely stripped acoustic 10-song set played at the famous Nashville venue. The album features the band’s most memorable hits accompanied only by acoustic guitar and piano. As always, the vocal harmonies are spectacular, and the live energy just adds a level of expressive electricity.