A Europop track referencing Sylvia Plath? Welcome to the new Belle and Sebastian. The Scottish group is back with their ninth studio album, "Girls in Peacetime Want to Dance," and it's a different Belle and Sebastian. They're not unrecognizable, it's just as if they put on some makeup and slipped into their party dress.
For the past few years it seemed that things were beginning to slow down for the New Pornographers, as if they were beginning to fade. Their new album, "Brill Bruisers," is their revival. Frontman, A.C. Newman has said that after a dark period nothing is holding him down anymore. "Brill Bruisers" is a celebrates this new outlook.
On "Wig Out at Jagbags," Stephen Malkmus & the Jicks bring a fresh approach to alternative rock music with the eccentric songwriting for which the group's leader is well known.
While three decades of indie rock can cause wear and tear, Yo La Tengo's charm and talent have only increased. "Fade" is simply the album title, not the future of this New Jersey trio.
(of a song) like an anthem in being rousing or uplifting.
See also: F*cked Up at the Firebird on Friday, July 1, 2011.