Album Reviews

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Album Review: Horse Thief — Fear in Bliss

Oklahoma City five-piece, Horse Thief received a lot of buzz with their debut EP, Grow Deep, Grow Wild. One of their songs were even covered by the Flaming Lips! In the wake of this buzz they signed a high-profile contract with highly respected indie label, Bella Union. Some of this big buzz might have been due to […]

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Recommended: The Coathangers — “Suck My Shirt” grabs you by your (proverbial) balls

Atlanta’s all female garage-punk trio The Coathangers just released their new album Suck My Shirt on Suicide Squeeze Records on Tuesday, March 18.  In true punk fashion, The Coathangers started a band before they knew how to play instruments and seven years later they’ve put out a solid, punk rock n’ roll jammer. Suck My Shirt is […]

Hot Band Alert: Jean Jacket

Spearheaded by front-man/composer Harlowe G., Miami’s Jean Jacket is a downtempo, indie electronic music project that is in no rush to simply get the party started, like countless others in the electronic music genre. Jean Jacket takes their time, takes the beats, and creates an atmosphere where the listener can slow down and process their […]

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Hot Band Alert: September Girls — a sweet Irish treat to the noise pop genre

Deriving their band name from The Bangles’ popular single, the noise pop quintet, September Girls, will be debuting their album in U.S. music stores on Tuesday, March 11 (that’s today). Emerging from Dublin, these girls formed in — you guessed correctly — September 2011, performing their first show just two months later. The band is […]

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Recommend New Album: Bart Davenport — Physical World

You can take classes in composition, you can take classes in string arrangement, in writing charts — you can even take DJ classes, but you can’t take classes to acquire natural talent. Bart Davenport is trained, but I don’t mean he went to music school. He’s a songwriter. And like clock makers, the only way to […]

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Recommended New Album: AJ Davila — Terror Amor

Rock isn’t dead and neither is punk en Espanol. AJ Davila, lead singer of San Juan, Puerto Rico’s garage-punk party animals Davila 666, has wasted no time in assembling a new side project/album Terror Amor which is quickly proving to be just as rockin’, if not more than Davila 666 who have slid into hiatus […]

Recommended New Album: Angel Olsen — Burn Your Fire For No Witness

We all know there are times in which we prefer to enjoy our own company, and whether the activities that follow include taking a stroll at our local park, reading a book, or thinking of intellectual philosophies — Angel Olsen is there to guide us through. The Chicago based singer-songwriter stated in a previous interview, […]

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Recommended Album Review: Sun-Kil Moon — Benji

Sometimes, when in the process of listening to a Mark Kozelek album, you begin to think he would’ve been a great novelist. There might not be a songwriter out there today that is able to wax as elegantly as Kozelek about both the profound and the mundane, usually within just a few lines of each […]

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Recommended New Album: Cymbals — The Age of Fracture

No doubt about it, this album will make you move and groove with its sonic electronic dance beats accented with the European sophistication of the end-of-the-century French house. Similar to the sounds of New Order, classic Factory Records, and Hot Chip — watch out, Cymbals just might become your new favorite band from the UK. Since […]

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Recommended New Album: Doug Tuttle (Self-Titled)

Among the ’60s revival bands emerging within the past few years, there have been Mystic Braves, The Black Angels, Thee Oh Sees, The Entrance Band, and Ty Segall to name a few. Joining this group this year is ex-member/guitarist from the New Hampshire band MMOSS, Doug Tuttle. Tuttle came together to create a brilliant masterpiece […]