Articles tagged lo-fi

Mathew Lee Cothran: Judas Hung Himself in America

Mathew Lee Cothran’s Judas Hung Himself in America is a worthy addition to the electro freak-out canon, and a vital album for our time.

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Mount Eerie: A Crow Looked at Me

A Crow Looked at Me is a masterpiece in the manner of A Grief Observed and “She Will Find What is Lost”. These works create a special communion between creator and observer.

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Jay Som: Everybody Works

Jay Som has made a glorious bummer of an indie rock record.

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27 Jan 2017 // 3:15 AM

Ty Segall: Ty Segall

The ever-prolific Ty Segall is back with another collection of rock 'n' roll excellence.

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28 Oct 2016 // 2:20 AM

Honeyblood: Babes Never Die

With Babes Never Die, Honeyblood stirs up a scuzzy rock storm filled with pop hooks that gets better the deeper you dig.

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The Mountain Goats Turn a Concert Into a Celebration of Survival

Sharing good times to help get through the bad with the Mountain Goats.

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18 Aug 2016 // 2:30 AM

Gonjasufi: Callus

Callus is a bleak, seemingly hopeless sonic landscape. A massive bummer of an album in a year already pushing the bounds of reality in nearly every way imaginable.

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“No One Creates Art in a Vacuum”: An Interview with Car Seat Headrest

One of the most promising indie songwriters in a generation, Car Seat Headrest's Will Toledo talks about revisiting old material, living a modern life abutting Colonial Williamsburg, and the way that artists have always built on each other's ideas ... or at least until now.

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WOMPS: Our Fertile Forever

WOMPS pay homage to the stylings of some modern legends on their debut album.

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Car Seat Headrest: Teens of Denial

Teens of Denial is a gateway drug for today's Millennials to discover those who have come before.

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3 May 2016 // 2:30 AM

Curious Them: An Interview with Rogue Wave

With their best, freshest album just out, Zach Rogue talks '80s music, theremins, and fatherhood with PopMatters.

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All India Radio: The Slow Light

Four years in the making, The Slow Light captures All India Radio in fully realized form.

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Rogue Wave: Delusions of Grand Fur

Zach Rogue's namesake wash over us with tune after tune on Rogue Wave's first album in three years.

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Guided by Voices: Please Be Honest

Guided by Voices keep doing whatever it is they've been doing.

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18 Apr 2016 // 3:10 PM

Car Seat Headrest - “Fill in the Blank” (Singles Going Steady)

Car Seat Headrest's new single is like Dinosaur Jr. meet the Kinks in a dirty garage.

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5 Apr 2016 // 2:30 AM

Maturing at Their Own Pace: An Interview with the Thermals

"We want the songs to be joyous, or like a celebration, even if what were singing about is not a happy thing. We want our songs to be fun even if it's a dark subject or a sad subject."

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The Thermals: We Disappear

The Thermals know what they're doing, but that's all they're doing.

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Elliott Smith: Heaven Adores You

Rarities, live tracks and well-known favourites come together on the soundtrack to the latest documentary of Elliott Smith's stellar career.

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Badly Drawn Boy: The Hour of Bewilderbeast (15th Anniversary Deluxe Edition)

Badly Drawn Boy's beloved first album gets a nice reissue with a well-curated disc of bonus material. It's well worth revisiting.

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Ty Segall: Emotional Mugger

Ty Segall has always reliably subscribed to rockist orthodoxy, but he’s left room enough on his new album for noisy evolution.

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"The Chamber is the filmic equivalent of a fairground ride, the stimulation of emotion over ideas.

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