Underrated 2014: Spain's 'Sargent Place'

UNDERRATED: Spain's 'Sargent Place' Led by the son of a jazz legend in Josh Haden, L.A.'s moody Spain has carved out a noirish niche since breaking nearly 20 years ago with the aptly named "The Blue Moods of Spain." For the band's new album, Haden has added fuzzy guitar and an occasional dark swagger to complement his spare, soft-spoken melodies. Listen to the barbed and menacing "From the Dust" and watch as an as-yet-unfilmed David Lynch movie comes into focus around you.

Chris Barton