Keeping track of new magazines (etc.) that we get in which talk about Baltimore stuff. For more on, by, or about Baltimore-area artists, check out the following issues below.
Beach House - Teen Dream (3 out of 5 stars)
"...Scally and Legrand have fashioned an album of rare beauty that would justly see them rise beyond those '90s reference points to hold their own alongside the thoroughly modern likes of Grizzly Bear or Bon Iver, as indeed they did on the bill of the 2009 Green Man 'freaky folk' festival." -Andy Fyfe
One of 2010's 25 most anticipated records, according to Decibel, is the untitled Pig Destroyer album that is tentatively slated for this fall.
"Pig Destroyer have improved exponentially with every full-length since their 1998 debut, EXPLOSIONS IN WARD 6. ... Hull, vocalist J.R. Hayes, drummer Brian Harvey and electronics whiz Blake Harrison can essentially do any goddamn thing they want with dash and derring-do."
Maximum Rocknroll #321
a review of Smile, Hon, You're In Baltimore #12
"... The contributors are Baltimoreans who for the most part focus on some component of Baltimore culture or life ranging from drugs to rats to human remains. If you like independent literary journals, geographical writing, or Baltimore, I'd recommend this. ..." -Casey Ress