Album Reviews

Low Roar – Self-Titled – Album Review

  Leading with a low, organ-esque hum and trailing with pretty, plucky guitar chords that conjure images of foggy moors and unrequited love, you’re welcomed into the lyrical blue heart of super sappy indie rocker, Low Roar and his self-titled debut album released on Tonequake Records. Icelandic transplant via San Francisco, Low Roar (aka Ryan Joseph […]

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Sandra Burciaga Olinger |
Hot New Music: Keep Shelly in Athens “Our Own Dream” – EP Review

Grecian electronica-downbeat pop duo Keep Shelly in Athens (KSiA), should change their name to Keep Shelly in Los Angeles because after listening to their new Our Own Dream EP L.A. is where I’d like them to stay.  The 12” EP will be released in limited silver and white vinyl (500 total copies) as of November 8, 2011 via Forest […]

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Dum Dum Girls “Only in Dreams” – Album Review

Dum Dum Girls have left some of the teenage nostalgia of their 2010 debut, I Will Be behind and are fresh faced with a 10-track dose of pop songs steeped in harsh reality with their sophomore album Only in Dreams released via Sub Pop Records on September 27, 2011. The album kicks off with the punchy “Always […]

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Emily Saex |
Still Corners “Creatures of an Hour” – Album Review

  Maybe its the shadow of Halloween just around the corner, or my new found obsession with American Horror Story, or maybe it was intended to sound like the soundtrack to Suspiria. Regardless Still Corners’ debut LP matches the October vibe of all things creepy. They come from foggy London, baring with them foggy new-wave […]

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Spoek Mathambo “Put Some Red On It” – EP Review

Well, this is just a two-song EP with some remixes so it’s going to be a quickie. Spoek Mathambo is the newest singing to SubPop and there is a lot going on here. Spoek is a South African rapper with multiple styles, sing-songy, backpacker, dub, dense, sparse—his flow is distinct or all over the place, depending […]

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StepheSykes |
Hot New Music: Mr.Gnome “Madness in Miniature”- Album Review

    I love it! I love it! I love it! If you love it so much why don’t you marry it? If it was legal and socially acceptable to marry an album, then I would be running off to Vegas with Mr. Gnome’s newest addition, Madness In Miniature. The super exciting duo from rather […]

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Sandra Burciaga Olinger |
Veronica Falls – Self-Titled Debut Album Review

The two lovely ladies and two lovely gents that make up London four piece Veronica Falls, just released their self titled debut album on Slumberland Records on September 20, 2011. This album has been out less than a month and it’s grown on me. It’s become addictive, even. To put it simply: this haunting, graceful, […]

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Emily Saex |
AA Bondy “Believers” – Album Review

AA Bondy at  FYF 2010 – Photo: Matt Fisher AA Bondy has quite a history. Discovered as the hillbilly Kurt Cobain, his first band’s first major label record, Verbena’s Into the Pink was produced by Dave Grohl and was pushed by a dying 90s Modern Rock industry as the saviors of grunge. This may sound […]

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Loney Dear “Hall Music” Album Review

Loney Dear aka Emil Svanangen’s new album Hall Music which came out today, October 4, 2011 was influenced by playing shows throughout his native Sweden with chamber orchestras and coupling that influenced the reworking of some of his older material. The result is an orchestral rooted soundscape pairing the simple and complex, the clear and […]

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Emily Saex |
Male Bonding “Endless Now” – Album Review

The Dalston neighborhood of London is home to many significant pop culture people/places/things.  It brought us the ‘Nabootique’ shop on The Mighty Boosh, the setting of Simon Pegg’s movie Run Fatboy Run and it’s also where electronic party starters The Prodigy made their live debut in 1990.  Now, Dalston has one more thing to boast about […]

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