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Monday, August 19 2013

Destruction Unit: Deep Trip

Whether by the boost of certain chemicals or the by the grace of living near a bleak terrain, Destruction Unit means it. They play from the abyss, and reach out to pull you in beside their queasy, addled, bleary, fuzzy selves.


Wednesday, June 26 2013

Aquarius Rotten: The Japanese Jimi Hendrix and More, Part 1

The heavy rock superstars of the late '60s and early '70s who inspired and nurtured metal's burgeoning years are all well known. However, there are innumerable more obscure or unheralded groups that fortified the heavy metal machine too, and many are infinitely more interesting than their more famous brethren.


Tuesday, April 30 2013

The Heliocentrics: 13 Degrees of Reality

13 Degrees of Reality is a cerebral and ambitious album that greatly benefits from stylistic non-conformity.


Sunday, April 28 2013

The Highest Order: If It’s Real

If It’s Real is monumental in size and scope, and it reaches out and grabs you by your rhinestone-studded Nudie Suit and wrestles you to the ground.


Wednesday, April 24 2013

Thee Oh Sees: Floating Coffin

On their 15th album, Thee Oh Sees remind us that garage rock isn't the narrow sound we make it out to be.


Thursday, April 14 2011

Trembling Bells: The Constant Pageant

This is the strongest collection Trembling Bells have yet put out. The band sound assertive and in complete control of their strange aesthetic; they've also produced some mightily catchy and haunting songs.


Wednesday, March 9 2011

WITCH: Introduction

Something about WITCH seems to have excited record collectors outside of Zambia, but in a world where rareness, exoticism, and commodity fetishism become peculiarly intertwined, one hopes that it is more than just the rarity of the commodity that is being valued.


Monday, February 21 2011

Various Artists: Mixed Up Minds: Obscure Rock and Pop from the British Isles

Culled from a time when psychedelic pop was already passé, this 20-song set provides listeners with a pedestrian yet charming set of obscuros.


Tuesday, November 9 2010

Botany: Feeling Today

Botany offers a glimpse of the beats that lie ahead on an experimental and nostalgic EP.


Thursday, October 14 2010

Woodsman’s “When the Morning Comes” (MP3 / video / tour)

The Denver quartet has a penchant for freaking all of us out pretty good.


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The Lava Children:The Lava Children EP (Capsule Reviews) [21.May.09]
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