Adam D'arpino

Vampire Weekend: Modern Vampires of the City

At its core Modern Vampires of the City still has the clever hooks and effortless melodies that made the band blogosphere darlings in 2008, but underneath the gloss there's a less easy, more fatalistic worldview

Read More

Screaming Females: Chalk Tape EP

Maybe the most impressive thing about Screaming Females – besides leading lady Marissa Paternoster's well-documented shredding chops – is the consistency of the group's output. Since lunging out of New Brunswick, New Jersey's sweaty-basement party scene in 2006, the trio has released five full-length studio albums, not a clunker among them. On Chalk Tape, their second studio EP, the Females continue to solidify their reputation for delivering wickedly efficient DIY rock

Read More

Ra Ra Riot: Beta Love

Pared down and clocking in at just over thirty minutes, Beta Love serves as a reminder that sometimes more actually is more.

Read More

Freelance Whales: Diluvia

Diluvia, the group's sophomore release, is at least a few shades darker than Weathervanes, but preserves the oddball pop instrumentation that helped Freelance Whales stand out in a crowded New York indie scene.

Read More

Poor Moon: Poor Moon

Led by Christian Wargo and Casey Westcott, supporting members of Fleet Foxes, Seattle-based quartet Poor Moon emphasizes similarly ethereal, harmony-heavy arrangements on its debut LP, but takes measured steps away from the Foxes' folk-pop sweet spot.

Read More

The Tallest Man on Earth: Town Hall, New York, NY 6/20/12

There's little doubt that Kristian Matsson, better known as the Tallest Man on Earth, felt slightly out of place at Town Hal. At one point, after an inter-song "I love you!" cry from a fan, he mumbled back something along the lines of "I love you too New York. You're big and scary, but I love you."

Read More

View posts by year

Recent Posts

New to Glide

Keep up-to-date with Glide