Elias has written about music and books for Diffuser, Billboard, The Atlantic, Salon, Time Out New York, and Paste. He is from Northampton, Massachusetts, and can be found at signothetimesblog.
Album Review: Lowland Hum, ‘Lowland Hum’
What happened to duos? Once upon a time, hits came from Sonny and Cher, Ike and Tina Turner, Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell.
Arca and Jesse Kanda Pair Beats + Images at New York City’s Bowery Ballroom
As the common thread in three of the most acclaimed releases of the 2010s, Arca sits at the intersection of a complicated Venn diagram.
Matthew E. White Transforms His Sound at New York’s Baby’s All Right
There have always been indie groups that found inspiration in the heavily-orchestrated work of someone like Brian Wilson.
Parker Millsap Revives Original Rock and Roll at New York City’s Mercury Lounge
Sometimes artists like to frame their performances -- to dictate the terms on which the audience encounters their work.
Album Review: Judith Hill, ‘Back in Time’
With a strong voice and a tough, sandpapery touch, Judith Hill's confidence is on full display on her debut, Back in Time.
Album Review: Earl Sweatshirt, ‘I Don’t Like S—, I Don’t Go Outside’
Remember a few years back when the west coast rap collective Odd Future Wolf Gang Kill Them All exploded into the national consciousness?
Shamir and Bok Bok: The Value of EPs
Since the ‘60s, the album has been the gold standard in pop music.
Happy Accidents: Esme Patterson and Sleaford Mods
Pop music is full of happy accidents.
Archival Releases: Forgotten Scenes, Mixtapes and Mysteries
Hand in hand with the rapidly rising value of vinyl and ever-quickening cycles of nostalgia, archival musical releases have become increasingly common.
Everything but the Girl’s Ben Watt Comes Full Circle on New Solo Album
Many artists would be grateful for that elusive chance to start fresh with a clean slate and a new sound -- one shot at reinvention.