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Hot Band Alert: Trust – TRST – Album Review

Just when you’ve heard enough of dark electronica with the same beats, baselines and vocals—transcends the duo Robert Alfons and Maya Postepski to formulate Trust (Maya is also in Austra, their 2011 release was one of our favorites of the year). Representing Toronto, Trust is already in my Best of 2012 list. In recent times, the electronic music scene has gone […]

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Hot New Music: Porcelain Raft – Strange Weekend – Album Review

You know that feeling when you stick your arm out of a car window while it’s moving, and make your hand wave and dance though the air stream? If that feeling needed a soundtrack, my suggestion would be Porcelain Raft’s full-length debut, Strange Weekend. Beginning the album with a track called “Drifting In and Out” […]

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Olin and The Moon Residency at The Echo – Photos & Show Review – Jan. 17, 2012

For the last few years, alt-country band, Olin and the Moon have played a January residency at The Echo. I feel that it’s safe to say this residency has become a staple in kicking off the new year in the local Los Angeles music scene, and it’s quickly becoming an annual tradition. The event draws in the […]

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Hot New Music: Matthew Dear – Headcage EP – Review

  If 2011 was the year that dubstep went mainstream, then 2012 just might be the year that old school DJs/dance music moguls begin grabbing the brass ring—or in many cases a mic—and just going for it! This may be the year that DJs start singing and becoming superstars. Matthew Dear (DJ, producer and co-label head of dance music […]

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Top 10 Best Record Reissues of 2011

Last year, I said the best thing about being a vinyl collector in this day and age is that everything is being reissued. Guess what? It is even more true now. With the reissuing of at least the top two or three records on the list below, I saved hundreds of dollars! And, with records […]

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Best Albums of 2011 – Grimy Goods Staff Picks

Well, here we are again — wrapping up another year of extensive album reviews and hot band alerts. Some albums we loved and some albums we hated, how about we just stick to the ones we loved (for now). One thing I absolutely LOVE about the Grimy Goods crew, is the extreme diversity of our tastes. Some […]

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Hot Band Alert – Beth Jeans Houghton & The Hooves Of Destiny

High school dropout? Raised by albino wolves in the hills of Transylvania? Dresses like a wayward Gaga and sounds like a new-age Nico … Is it Diablo Cody’s newest Heroine? No, its the bleached blonde songstress from across the pond, Miss Beth Jeans Houghton and her band aka The Hooves of Destiny. The sound this young […]

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Heavy Times – Jacker – Album Review

If you are a pizza delivery guy (or in a crappy kidnap comedy flick starring Jessie Eisenberg), Heavy Times new LP, Jacker is the album for you. Clocking in under 30 minutes long, you can listen to the entirety of the album in a single trip and will be so amped from the rush of their […]

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Spectrals – Bad Penny – Album Review

At first glance Louise Jones, aka Spectrals is a brassy-looking ginger who looks like he was plucked straight out of a J.K.Rowling story. His full baby face is soft and pubescent, and charming in a disarmingly fresh way. Equally enchanting and surprisingly romantic his debut full-length, Bad Penny — released on Slumberland Records is bewitching to say the […]

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Hot New Music – Esben and the Witch – Hexagons EP – Album Review

Esben and the Witch at SXSW 2011 – Photo: Sandra Burciaga Now this is the kind of music to practice your witchcraft to, perhaps a séance or just some deep meditation (probably the latter). England’s Esben & The Witch are all the mesmerizing dark things you seek outside of this bubblegum-indie pop infested sphere of […]

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