Psychedelic rock is persistent, and Temples is a representative case-in-point. The British band invokes those sounds founded in the ’60s by the likes of latter-day Beatles or King Crimson, showing that sonic psychedelia is still wiggling its way into 21st-century artists.
The best chamber pop from Indianapolis comes in the form of Margot & the Nuclear So and So's. Since its beginnings in 2006, the band has pounded out records that assemble a great depth of meaning without the listener having to decipher every detail.
Though Mono’s albums contain no words, its music still manages to say legions. The long-running Japanese crew recorded its latest full-length, For My Parents, for example, as a means to express the love from child to parent, according to founding guitarist Takaakira Goto.
Respect the Architect is a fitting title for the latest release from rapper Blueprint, since it finds the Columbus native stripping his music back to its barest foundation, like a house gutted in anticipation of a complete renovation.