Clams Casino: In a Mirror

Clams Casino (aka Michael Volpe) turns to piano and distortion to compose a track featured on his most recent album, Moon Trip Radio. “In a Mirror,” if you’re listening on headphones or stereo speakers, will literally glitch at times, rendering one side’s output null, while amplifying the noise out of the other. It’s all a part of the track’s grand unearthing, as supple piano guides …

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John Grant: GMF In a style that is one part Antony Hegarty and one part Jack Black, American musician John Grant smoothly tackles hard-hitting issues like addiction, sexuality and living with HIV. The Reykjavik-based singer’s droll ruminations recently amused crowds at NYC’s Le Poisson Rouge, where he performed tracks from his upcoming sophomore album Pale Green Ghosts. For a hint at what to expect from …

John Grant: GMF

From Vondelpark's debut album to the end of Kris Kross, our look at music this week

In a style that is one part Antony Hegarty and one part Jack Black, American musician John Grant smoothly tackles hard-hitting issues like addiction, sexuality and living with HIV. The Reykjavik-based singer’s droll ruminations recently amused crowds at NYC’s Le Poisson Rouge, where he performed tracks from his upcoming sophomore album Pale Green Ghosts. For a hint at what to expect from an album recorded …