By Wondering Sound Staff, Contributorfun., Gotye and Mumford & Sons came away with some of the 2013 Grammy Awards' biggest honors. See who else took home golden gramophones and catch up on what you might have missed last year. more »
By J. Edward Keyes, Editor-in-ChiefI've been back from Austin for about 48 hours, but my body is only just now starting to adjust to things like normal sleep patterns, being stationary for long periods of time, and not drinking beer every day. Soon, I will stop having dreams that I am being chased by a giant, furious side of brisket. I look forward to those days in breathless anticipation. Until they arrive, here's this week's New Arrivals: The Shins, Port of Morrow: I really wanted this to be my Shins review, but then I heard the record and actually kind of liked it, so the joke's on me, as it usually is. The Shins have cleaned up quite a bit since their intoxicating and mysterious Oh, Inverted World. There were cobwebs in the corners of those songs, but Port of Morrow is pure California sun -- even though James Mercer lives in the Pacific Northwest.… more »
Why So Sad, James Mercer?
By J. Edward Keyes, Editor-in-ChiefI've been back from Austin for about 48 hours, but my body is only just now starting to adjust to things like normal sleep patterns, being stationary for long periods of time, and not drinking… more »
By Britt Robson, ContributorNow Esperanza Spalding is making even the Grammys look hip. In her first outing since she was named Best New Artist in 2011, Spalding puts a dozen tunes into her stylistic spin cycle for a… more »
By Britt Robson, ContributorIt would have been easy for 25-year-old jazz prodigy Esperanza Spalding to recycle the commercially successful formula of her Esperanza album from 2008, in which her serious jazz chops were leavened by flippant funk, gentle… more »