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Primus – “Green Naugahyde” – Album Review

Primus at Club Nokia – Photo by Ciera Leisenfelder  THEY’RE BACK!! After eleven years since their last studio release, legendary bassist Les Claypool has returned with his crown jewel Primus, releasing the much-anticipated Green Naugahyde. He is joined by Larry Lalonde and Jay Lane, both of whom come from the band’s old days (Lalonde has […]

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I Break Horses “Hearts” – Album Review

I Break Horses is an alternative pop band hailing from Sweden with vocalist and composer Maria Lindén, and lyricist and vocalist Fredrik Balck. This duo altogether underwhelms with their debut album Hearts, released by Bella Union. Sharing their name with a gorgeous song by Smog, you would excpect some of the same deep poetic meaning in their album, […]

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The Jim Jones Revue “Burning Your House Down” – Album Review

    Excuse me sir? Do you have the directions to the nearest whiskey bar and a couple of aspirins?  This is the question that The Jim Jones Revue’s newest album leaves you asking. “Burning Your House Down” is as torrid and ornery as the name suggests. Released on London’s Punk Rock Blues record label, […]

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Her Space Holiday “Self-Titled” – Album Review

Before Ariel was pink, before the Kurt was vile, before clouds did nothing—there was Marc Bianchi and Her Space Holiday. Dude was indie before you. Dude was making recordings of high and low tech dream pop in his home since 1996 (that’s 15 years, bub). Dude has always been independently and consistently interesting (if not always […]

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Hot New Music: “Mariachi El Bronx (II)” – Album Review

While most bands tend to fear the sophomore slump, Mariachi El Bronx have taken this dreadful trend by the balls and flung it out the window. With the release of their highly anticipated follow up, Mariachi El Bronx (II), the men have fine tuned and crafted their Mariachi skills and lyrical content to perhaps even […]

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Crystal Antlers “Two-Way Mirror” – Album Review

After temporarily settling down in the small Mexican farming town of La Punta Banda, Long Beach natives Crystal Antlers have spawned the follow up to their 2010 debut with their impressive new album Two-Way Mirror. Fusing different styles and genres on their already eclectic palette, the Crystal Antlers have added new elements of avant-garde pop, […]

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Hot New Music: Las Kellies “Kellies” – Album Review

Sparking their third studio album off with a zombie surf-punk, organ infested intro,” Las Kellies set the tone for an unusual album full of delectable twists and turns. The fiery threesome from Buenos Aires, Argentina power through Kellies, their 14-track LP dousing your ears with feral garage riffs, exotic dub and a variety of post-punk […]

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Modeselektor Announce New Album with Thom Yorke, Anti Pop Consortium, Busdriver & More

Berlin’s techno masterminds Modeselektor are coming back with some hard hitting beats as they prep to release their new album and first in over four years titled Monkeytown. Modeselektor’s Gernot Bronsert and Sebastian Szary stay true to their game and continue to deliver progressive sound and structures that will bomb the dancefloor. Monkeytown features collaborations […]

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Hot Band Alert: The Postelles Self Titled — Debut Album Review

The Postelles’ self-titled debut album is drenched with bubbly and addictive ’50s rock ‘n’ roll vibes intertwined with a bit of ’60s pop—all with a modern twist. In an odd way, they sort of resemble an early Weezer (from their Blue album), but are more upbeat. The Postelles is full of a sort of first […]

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Gold-Bears “Are You Falling In Love” — Album Review

Gold-Bears’ debut album, Are You Falling In Love is a spazz-pop, indie-rock record splashed with some punk vocals. It musically speaks of young love, butterflies in your stomach and all that mushy crap when you’re falling for someone. Great for moments when you’re actually feeling these things—not so great when you’re not. With a name […]

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