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Teen Daze – All of Us, Together – Album Review

Teen Daze is the perfect name for a project that produces such ambient drool as that heard on  first album, All of us, Together. This young lad hailing from Vancouver brings all the established irony of our very hip generation of 90‘s kids-gone-hippie. When I first heard the name I expected some fun and dirty […]

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Hot New Music: Mystery Jets – Radlands – Album Review

UK 4-piece Mystery Jets unleashed their fourth album, Radlands upon North America, on Rough Trade Records this past Tuesday, June 5.  Influenced by their trek to Austin, TX to record, Mystery Jets have paved a musical path that maintains an underlying Brit rock groove yet fully utilizes strength, emotion and appreciation from their submersion in country blues […]

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Hot Band Alet: RØSENKØPF – Self-Titled – Album Review

When the hippies all grew up, some people probably noticed that most psychedelic music went with them (not ALL of it, don’t bite my head off in the comments). Then the kids of the hippies remembered their parents’ old records…vaguely. So, amidst a cloud of smoke, some kids blended the old with the new. The […]

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Hot New Music: King Tuff – Album Review

    Whether you want to label it freak-out garage fuzz or some kind of miscreant pinhead-cretin-pop, it’s obvious King Tuff has unlocked the formula for plain old good time rock-n-roll.  In the words of Henry Frankenstein, it’s moving, it’s alive — it’s aliive!! A self-proclaimed troll who calls his guitar Jazzy Jew, Kyle Thomas […]

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Kindness — World, You Need A Change Of Mind — Album Review

Kindness, aka UK singer-songwriter, Adam Bainbridge — brings us the slow jam smooth new album, World, You Need a Change of Mind, released on Casablanca/Terrible Records on May 8, 2012.  Essentially, Kindness made an 80’s album — teetering on the edge of nostalgia, pleasant and technically precise, but lacking a modern twist to fully reach aural fixation […]

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Toro Y Moi – June 2009 – Album Review

Toro Y Moi was created by Chazwick Bundick (sounds like a stage name but it’s the real deal), an Americano lad from the Carolinas. Toro Y Moi has served up this collective of interesting real and live instrumentations and productions seem to be put together by unnatural forces with bad quantization but with a nice […]

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Sandra Burciaga Olinger |
Hot New Music: Ty Segall and White Fence “Hair”– Album Review

 If you have ever wondered what it would sound like to cut and paste every major development and style of garage rock into one record, Ty Segall and White Fence’s Hair might be your answer. There are elements of the Standells, the Sonics, 80s retro (and slightly country) Paisley Undergrounders Green on Red—and even recent […]

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Simian Mobile Disco “Unpatterns” — Album Review

On their own, Jas Shaw and James Ford do a multitude of things within the music world. They produce, engineer, DJ and create music together as Simian Mobile Disco. The UK electro duo have been part of the EDM scene for more than five years and released their first effort, Attack Decay Sustain Release, back […]

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Beach House – Bloom – Album Review

From a musician’s standpoint, it would seem that Beach House has attained the perfect career trajectory.  Acclaimed debut, Pitchfork BNM’ed sophomore effort, including high-profile mentions in Rolling Stone and Spin, and the eventual hat trick completed with 2010’s Teen Dream, a veritable masterpiece that seemed to be the accumulation of everything they’d been working toward. […]

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Cut Chemist – Outro (Revisited) – EP Review

It has been six years since renowned turntablist, Cut Chemist, has released any new original music, but the former Jurassic 5 member has just released his Outro (Revisted), a four-track EP that includes the original track, with an instrumental and two remixes. He recorded the track as an ode to the tough times he faced after being […]

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