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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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“Happy Birthday” by Happy Birthday – Album Review

Photo: A. Banks Dirty, distorted and nasal aren’t exactly flattering descriptive adjectives (you remember adjectives from “Mad Libs” right?), but Vermont’s Happy Birthday cling to these adjectives and for the most part, make ‘em work and make ‘em sunnier. The self-titled album is the first for the Sub Pop signed trio with an indie mix […]

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“Swim” by Caribou – Album Review and Tour Dates

Switching sounds from album-to-album, first as Manitoba then post lawsuit as Caribou, Dan Snaith has for the most part been on the mark, with every album driven by catchy hooks and stellar production. The short answer to the question is that Caribou’s latest record “Swim” is good. Very good. What is noticeably disappointing, though, is […]

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The Pity Party at the Echoplex – Live Photos

Check out the live photos of The Pity Party at the Echoplex last Saturday, April 10, 2010. The show, themed “We Make Contact” also included performances by Saint Motel, Voxhual Broadcast and Mississippi Man. Read the full review here Photos: Wei Shi

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