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Thursday, May 9 2013

The Appleseed Cast: Illumination Ritual

Illumination Ritual is like a watch that you want to take apart and view all the individual springs to see what makes it tick, particularly when it comes to the rhythm.


In Praise of Built to Spill’s “The Weather”

“The Weather” is the dreamy and evocative final track on Built to Spill's 2001 release Ancient Melodies of the Future, and it's a song that's certainly no "dud".


Wednesday, May 8 2013

Poetic or Introspective Registers Carom Off R-Rated Vernacular in ‘The King of Good Intentions’

The King of Good Intentions depicts scenes that have not yet vanished, although most of its record stores have, on shady blocks off Melrose or Wilshire.


Tuesday, May 7 2013

British Sea Power: Machineries of Joy

British Sea Power still play like the Jim Thome of indie rock. They strikeout often, but they’re always swinging for the bleachers.


Monday, May 6 2013

Deerhunter: Monomania

Music is a neccessity for Bradford Cox, and on Monomania he asks whether or not that's good for him.


Wire Never Propped Up Punk’s Posing Corpse: ‘Read & Burn’

"With the meaningless luxury of hindsight", Wilson Neate echoes back at the band its own detachment -- and its dry wit. This reverberates with his own sharp, honest, but affectionate reaction to Wire's sounds and moods.


Sunday, April 28 2013

!!!: THR!!!ER

Goofy and smart in all the right ways, !!! has crafted a record that just puts a big, gaping smile on one's face and feet a' shufflin'.


Tuesday, April 23 2013

Iron and Wine: Ghost on Ghost

There’s a slack feel to the proceedings that comes across as being peaceful and easy going, exactly the kind of singer-songwriter stuff that could be heard on the dial some 35 or 40 years ago.


Young Galaxy: Ultramarine

Young Galaxy have written a killer opening song ("Pretty Boy"), and then they spend the rest of Ultramarine trying to reach that same level of success without ever quite making it.


The Dear Hunter: Migrant

An endearing and impressive collection of beautifully orchestrated indie rock.


Life Coach: Alphawaves (Reviews) [14.Apr.13]
Kleenex Girl Wonder: Let It Buffer (Capsule Reviews) [1.Apr.13]
Veronica Falls: Veronica Falls (Reviews) [23.Jan.12]
Yuck: Yuck (Deluxe Edition) (Reviews) [8.Dec.11]
Ohbijou: Metal Meets (Reviews) [5.Dec.11]
Built Like Alaska: In Troubled Times (Capsule Reviews) [9.Nov.11]
We Barbarians: Headspace EP (Reviews) [8.Nov.11]
Surfer Blood: Tarot Classics (Reviews) [2.Nov.11]
Girl in a Coma: Exits & All the Rest (Capsule Reviews) [31.Oct.11]
Jupe Jupe: Reduction in Drag (Capsule Reviews) [30.Oct.11]
Weekend: Red EP (Capsule Reviews) [27.Oct.11]
Real Estate: Days (Reviews) [17.Oct.11]
Siskiyou: Keep Away the Dead (Reviews) [3.Oct.11]
Whisperlights: Surfaces (Capsule Reviews) [3.Oct.11]
Das Racist: Relax (Reviews) [29.Sep.11]
Surfer Blood: 16 September 2011 - Los Angeles (Notes from the Road) [26.Sep.11]
Girls: Father, Son, Holy Ghost (Reviews) [9.Sep.11]
Memoryhouse: The Years EP (Capsule Reviews) [8.Sep.11]
Tommy Stinson: One Man Mutiny (Reviews) [1.Sep.11]
The Globes: Future Self (Reviews) [31.Jul.11]
Brian Keenan: Today This Year (Capsule Reviews) [31.Jul.11]
Old 97s: Grand Theatre Volume 2 (Reviews) [27.Jul.11]
Washed Out: Within and Without (Reviews) [26.Jul.11]
Sleepy Kitty: Infinity City (Capsule Reviews) [25.Jul.11]
Robotanists: Plans in Progress (Capsule Reviews) [20.Jul.11]
The Phoenix Foundation: Buffalo (Reviews) [6.Jul.11]
Witches: Forever (Capsule Reviews) [28.Jun.11]
Nucular Aminals: Nucular Aminals (Reviews) [22.Jun.11]
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