Ten Reader writers review 15 new records, including Pallbearer’s stately, mournful doom, Willis Earl Beal’s raw, mystical antipop, and Jack Ruby’s staggeringly savage no wave.
Onstage they crank up the energy and intensity of the gentle, soulful folk-rock from their album while preserving its gorgeous group harmony singing.
Wild Dog, the new album by Norwegian singer Susanna Wallumrød, may be her best yet
Norwegian singer Susanna Wallumrød collaborates with Swiss baroque harpist Giovanna Pessi on an arresting song by 17th-century composer Henry Purcell.
Counting down my favorite albums from 2011, starting from 40
Two exquisite but very different pop shows Sunday night: Norway’s Susanna & the Magical Orchestra at Schubas and brilliant Chicago recluse Liam Hayes and his band Plush at the Hideout
Susanna & the Magical Orchestra sprinkle pixie dust over time-worn gems.