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Hot New Music: Dan Deacon – America – Album Review

 Make way for yet another electronic robot, Dan Deacon, hailing from murder capital USA, aka Baltimore, Maryland — is back with a playfully new symphony. Since 2003, Mr. Deacon has released a whopping eight albums, and while that bulk of musical material is impressive, possibly his greatest talent and the body of his reputation is […]

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Hot New Music – Yeasayer – Fragrant World – Album Review

  The opposite of love is not hate but rather indifference. Arguable, right? I will say this, when a lot of people start loving an indie band, I’m often dubious, and doesn’t really good indie take a while to seep into your pores?  How can someone love a band that’s trying to be different right […]

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Opossom – Electric Hawaii – Album Review

There is something to be said about a band that purposefully misspells their name after the world’s most famous marsupial and then titles their first album Electric Hawaii.  Kody Nielson (Mint Chicks) and his new band Opossom tinker with the idea of oddities and pleasantries existing together.  Theirs is a sound much like the Today! […]

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Redd Kross – Researching the Blues – Album Review

Fifteen long years in the making and Redd Kross (the Neurotica line-up) are back with a new album!  Well worth the wait, as the band has significantly upped the ante since 1997’s Show World, with their 2012 Merge Records release, Researching the Blues – a brief but simply striking 32 minutes of pure, hard power-pop perfection. […]

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Liars – WIXIW – Album Review

More than 10 years have passed since the perennially anomalous Liars released their 2001 debut, They Threw Us All in a Trench and Stuck a Monument on Top.  That title was a thinly veiled jab at the press who had lumped them into the emerging New York dance-punk scene of the time. Genre-leading bands like The […]

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Nude Beach – II – Album Review

Brooklyn by way of North Shore, Long Island — long time trio of friends — Chuck, Ryan and Jimmy, aka Nude Beach present their newest album release, II on the freshly launched label Other Music Recording Co. out August 14, 2012.  The album has all the bounce of power-pop but with the raw edge of […]

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Hot New Music: Dirty Projectors – Swing Low Magellan – Album Review

Ambition. It’s what killed Caesar.  Some have even called it ugly. However, rock music’s very best bands have always had it in spades. Face it, some acts come and go and are very happy to make easy-to-like music. There’s nothing wrong with that, dare I say — we need it? Music listeners can’t always be […]

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Hot New Music: K-Holes – Dismania – Album Review

K-Holes are intravenous catatonia for gutter junkies, glam goths and the nocturnal.  Their name is derived from the crucial point of a ketamine-induced high that produces feelings of disassociation and schizophrenia.  The appropriately titled Dismania is more complex than their debut and almost unrelentingly macabre in its dissection of the New York City underworld.  A […]

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Hot Producer Alert: Jonti – Sine & Moon – Album Review

Sydney-resident/Johannesburg-born/Stone’s Throw family member, Jonti (Jonti Danimals) — quietly released Sine & Moon — a very interesting kind of release with a cool story and we’re just catching up with it (released in May). Sine & Moon was never actually intended to be a full-length record, but a little mix he made for the label’s podcast series, recorded on […]

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Hot New Music: Ty Segall Band – Slaughterhouse – Album Review

  Ty Segall is a man of ferocious talent.  By now his story has been well-documented in this hyperlinked world of tabloid blogs and file-sharing music hoarders.  Chuck Norris, Tupac and a big box of fuzz pedals couldn’t have made a baby more prolific, more outrageously feral than this young man.  Slaughterhouse is the second […]

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