Ted Chase

  • Taken By Trees : Open Field

     As Taken By Trees, Victoria Bergsman, the guest vocals on Swedish indie-pop sensation Peter Bjorn and John's hit single, “Young Folks”, has a pretty but poorly-balanced and one-note solo debut in Open Field. ...
  • Frankel : Lullaby for the Passerby

     As Frankel, multi-instrumentalist Michael Orendy played every instrument, ‘from Theremin to Twirly Whirly’, on his debut LP and delivered an album that's surprisingly varied, though at times perhaps a bit too varied. ...
  • Superchunk : Live

     The weekly Pool Parties at Brooklyn’s McCarren Park Pool opened up for business with a flat-out rocking set by the 'maybe starting a reunion tour' alt-grunge icons, Superchunk. ...
  • Sonic Youth : Daydream Nation (Deluxe Edition)

     Sonic Youth’s expanded double-disc re-release, Daydream Nation (Deluxe Edition), is an amazing record with unfortunately less-than-amazing extras. ...
  • Art Brut : It’s A Bit Complicated

     British tongue-in-cheek garage rockers Art Brut are a bit more serious, but still stick largely to their script, in their sophomore follow-up, It’s A Bit Complicated. ...
  • Immaculate Machine : Fables

     Yet another jumping and varied band out of British Columbia, Immaculate Machine have carved a catchy, often-poppy trail through the Pacific Northwest on their latest release, Fables. ...
  • The Twang : Love It When I Feel Like This

     On their debut full-length, Love It When I Feel Like This, The Twang draw from a wide stretch of Britain’s ‘dirty’ alternative, from baggy-dance to indie pub-rock to grime-rap. ...
  • Wilco : Sky Blue Sky

     Indie icons Wilco have gone decidedly more straightforward, and less, frankly, ‘indie’, with their latest release, Sky Blue Sky, and while it’s definitely a step away from their acclaimed prior sound, the results, though at times mixed, are largely positive....
  • Apostle of Hustle : Live

     One of the many side-projects of Canada’s indie superstar group Broken Social Scene, Apostle of Hustle just might be the best, based on their incredible new album, National Anthem of Nowhere (QRO review), and incredible shows like the one they had Monday, June...