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Hot Band Alert: The Ferocious Few at Les Deux – Show Review and Photos

When I first received The Ferocious Few’s debut album, “Juices” I new these guys were gonna bring a hell of a show after listening to their first track, “Gasoline & Cocaine.” If the title alone doesn’t procure some curiosity, the stealth surf-guitar-like intro and pulsating drums will. These guys fuel the best party you’ve never […]

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“Avi Buffalo” by Avi Buffalo – Debut Album Review

Photo by Jeff Antebi In one of Avi Buffalo’s press photos from Sub Pop, it shows the foursome; two dark-haired girls and two dark-haired guys sitting in what looks like the family living room from the set of “Freaks and Geeks.” Fresh-faced on a tweed couch in thrift store tees, Chuck Taylors and torn jeans, […]

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“La La Land” by Plants and Animals – Album Review

Photo: Caroline Desilets With a album name like “La La Land” and timely song titles such as “American Idol” and “Tom Cruz,” you might expect some glam-laced rock tracks or at the least, an album chalk-full of songs that are of the indie electro mash-up ilk that is so popular right now. Well, the Plants […]

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“Subiza” by Delorean – Album Review

After an exhausting, scene-wide fist-pump through enough electro and blog house parties to kill the warehouse district, 2009’s limelight electronic scene decided to wipe the sticky, day-glo rave-house sheen from its person and take a vacation: in search of a beach and a tan. The Lo-Fi Flood of last year left us with a smattering […]

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“A Balloon Called Moaning” by The Joy Formidable – Album Review

That certain guitar sprawl of the best of the shimmering bolstered rock bands out there is more than sprinkled generously throughout the tracks on London-by-way-of-Wales trio The Joy Formidable and their debut, self-produced EP, “A Balloon Called Moaning”– it’s full of noticeable influence that is. Equal parts 90’s diaristic vocal infections atop grungy, post rock […]

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“Animal Feelings” by Rafter – Album Review

Photo: Lizeth Santos I can’t pin point this assembly of sounds from Rafter which is a good thing in this sound check.  “Animal Feelings” has an organized mesh of various styles of instrumentation from a funk-sonic quality, brass, vocoder, synth and drum appeal to lovely mellow hints of Caribbean treatments.  “No Fucking Around” starts out […]

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“Martian’s Bloom” by Linfinity – Album Review

Photo: Erin Patrice O’Brien One part folk, another punk and even more rockabilly make this alt-country album from Linfinity a standout in today’s electro-mesh market. “Martian’s Bloom” is definitely one of those hard-to-categorize albums. And while usually, this would be a down point, Linfinity maintains cohesion while genre jumping mostly due to lead singer, Dylan […]

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Video: Mogwai Releases Trailer for Their Live Film “Burning”

Yeah, Mogwai is just the shit. Check out Mogwai’s trailer for their live film “Burning.” Mogwai “Burning” Teaser #2 – “Batcat” from Nathanaël Le Scouarnec on Vimeo. Mogwai has joined forces with Vincent Moon and Nathanael le Scouarnec, the masterminds behind La Blogotheque’s Take-Away Shows, to release a mesmerizing project late August 2010. This creative […]

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Better Marriage Blanket (Fart Blanket)

Ladies, does your man fart too much? Problem solved. Get the fart blanket! (I can not believe they have a commerical for this shit) HAPPY FRIDAY [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bM4eJ38S7Hw&feature=player_embedded]

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Hot Band Alert: The Joy Formidable

I’m digging these Welsh indie rockers, The Joy Formidable. The trio brings forth a fresh, high energy indie rock sound that resonates with catchy pop melodies such as in their perky track “Whirring.” Not to mention, fem-vocalist Ritzy Bryan, has an explosive lush cantor. She’s quite the fox too and looks a bit like Emily […]

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