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Reviews

Wednesday, November 20 2013

Cara Neir: Portals to a Better, Dead World

The stygian, genre non-conforming hybrid of black metal and punk on Cara Neir's latest makes for a hard-to-pigeonhole, easy-to-love album that might just be the best metal record put out all year.


Tuesday, October 8 2013

of Montreal: Lousy with Sylvianbriar

On its newest album, of Montreal pares back its kaleidoscopic, occasionally crowded sound for an album of understated, Americana-inspired art rock that delivers on its promise.


Thursday, July 25 2013

Coma Cinema: Posthumous Release

Coma Cinema's newest album deals in shorter, darker, and more concentrated bursts of songwriter Mat Cothran's feel-bad indie-pop.


Thursday, June 6 2013

Fell Voices: Regnum Saturni

Fell Voices' latest release, the massive Regnum Saturni, launches traditional black metal deep into the cosmos. It's a trip well worth taking—if you've got the time.


Wednesday, May 29 2013

Dead Gaze: Dead Gaze

Dead Gaze's promisingly hazy indie pop too often gets mired in effects and questionable songwriting choices, obscuring the fact that its songwriter Cole Furlow can write a perfectly decent pop song when he sets his mind to it.


Blogs

Thursday, December 12 2013

Burial - 'Rival Dealer' EP (stream)

Ever since 2006's universally acclaimed LP Untrue, low-profile UK producer Burial has contented himself with releasing a string of singles and EPs, both solo and collaborative with the likes of Four Tet and Massive Attack.


Thursday, December 12 2013

Speedy Ortiz- "Everything's Bigger" (stream)

Major Arcana, the excellent 2013 LP from Northampton, MA's Speedy Ortiz, succeeded as much because of its lyrics as it did its deft take on guitar-driven rock.


Wednesday, December 11 2013

EMA - "Satellites" (stream)

EMA, aka Erika M. Anderson, formerly half of Gowns with Ezra Buchla, released her excellent, heart-smashing debut, Past Life Martyred Saints, in 2011 and then faded from view.


Wednesday, December 4 2013

New Bums feat. Ben Chasny and Donovan Quinn - "Black Bough" (stream)

Veterans of the loose folk, psychedelia and free music revival style that's in years past been dubbed "New Weird America", Ben Chasny (Six Organs of Admittance, Comets on Fire) and Donovan Quinn (Skygreen Leopards) joined musical forces as New Bums.


Wednesday, December 4 2013

Wizard Of - "Skeleton I" (stream)

Wizard Of is Toronto-based producer Bob McCully, also of the on-hiatus Women in Tragedy, who turns out varied, experimental beat work that draws influence from hip-hop and UK electronic music.


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