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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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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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Emily Wells – Mama – Album Review

Emily Wells: She can play, she’s borderline super talented, she plays multiple instruments, writes her own songs, complete mastery over a very powerful yet very subtle voice—However, I think whether or not you like Wells’ music will definitely depend on your expectations. Emily Wells has been a Suzuki-method taught violinist. She has grown up as the most […]

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Album Review – Dante Vs. Zombies – Buh

  Dante Vs. Zombies are a group of strapping young chaps and lassies with a romantically delusional outlaw vibe, who “materialized out of thick air in September 2009.” Hailing from Texas and residing on the Eastern limits of Los Angeles, they have stirred together some beach boy beats and swanky vocals to create a sound I can only name as “Beach Blanket Emo […]

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Hot Band Alert: Magic Wands – Aloha Moon – Album Review

Glittering with all the sexy radiance of a budding electro pop duo, Magic Wands are more than just a young girl and boy who make sugary dance tunes. The duo composed of Chris and Dexy Valentine, now reside in Los Angeles by way of Nashville. These young bloods have managed to create an enchanting debut […]

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Hot New Music: Frankie Rose – Interstellar – Album Review

Interstellar by Frankie Rose takes me right off the launch on an anti gravity drift with some beautiful lush pads and sweet innocent sounding vocals. Soon after the anti-gravity switch is turned off—the drums start kicking up on a pounding thump-thump-thump, along with a catchy melody of a feminine take over. Frankie Rose representing Brooklyn, […]

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Elephant & Castle —Transitions — Album Review

Elephant & Castle (aka David Vincent Reep) has just released his debut album with a little help and support from, Los Angeles’ very own, Low End Theory godfather—Daddy Kev. Elephant & Castle delivers his very own unique style of ambient trance to add to your down-tempo record collections. While the past few years have been flourishing with stellar […]

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Beth Jeans Houghton & The Hooves of Destiny – Yours Truly, Cellophane Nose – Album Review

Meet one of Mute Records newest and most promising outfits of 2012, Beth Jeans Houghton and The Hooves of Destiny. Releasing her much-anticipated debut album, Yours Truly, Cellophane Nose, the Transylvanian-born wolf-raised tobacco chewer has grown up a little and grown up a lot since her 2008 dive into the musical scene. Her voice is still […]

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Sleigh Bells – Reign of Terror – Album Review

Sleigh Bells at El Rey Theatre 2010 – Photo by Wei Shi When you come out of the gate with a wallop of an album like Treats, the expectations for a sophomore release are staggering. If you look at the gambit of publications, the number of shows, if you succumb to the in-your-face hype that this what is […]

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