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Julio Anta
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Julio Anta is an arts and culture critic living in New York City. A fervent record collector, he often contributes to Modern Vinyl, a vinyl centric news and reviews website. His writing has also been published by Prefix Mag, Substream Music Press and Punk News. Most of his work can be found at


Tuesday, August 20 2013

Drug Church: Paul Walker

The sound of post-recession hardcore kids, pissed off and fed up with the realities of millennial life.

Monday, July 29 2013

Whirr: Around

Powerfully poignant and evocative shoegaze to rival not only their peers, but such stalwart torchbearers as My Bloody Valentine.

Monday, July 15 2013

Senses Fail: Renacer

Renacer paints a clear portrait of a band lacking the courage and will to abandon the tendencies they have clearly grown out of -- and no longer stand behind.

Thursday, June 27 2013

Mixtapes: Ordinary Silence

Scrappy pop-punk that shows little to no development from the band's last effort, and is at times derivative of itself.

Thursday, June 6 2013

City and Colour: The Hurry and the Harm

With The Hurry and the Harm, Dallas Green proves that even his weakest effort is still lightyears ahead of most popular artists played on both Canadian and American airwaves.

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