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Thursday, October 23 2014

Vogue Dots: Mauka EP

This group definitely shows that it is in vogue with the times and makes an arresting brand of glitchy music.


Inspired and the Sleep - “Pool Guard” (audio) (Premiere)

It's never out of season for a quality slice of summery beach pop, as the flute-accented "Pool Guard" attests.


Thursday, October 16 2014

Mount Eerie: New York - 24 September 2014

Phil Elverum brought minimalist arrangements of songs from upcoming Mount Eerie release Sauna to NYC's Le Poisson Rouge, along with plenty of mystery and endearing stage banter.


JAWS: Be Slowly

These Birmingham lads mine their musical past to create a sound in keeping with their influences without straying too far from established templates, finding comfort in familiarity.


Monday, October 6 2014

Martin Carr: The Breaks

The ex-Boo Radley finally gives us his sophomore solo album. And while it's pretty good, we can only hope that Martin Carr will someday reconnect with his musically reckless self.


Thursday, March 6 2014

Iska Dhaaf - ‘Even the Sun Will Burn’ (album stream) (Premiere)

On Iska Dhaaf's debut Even the Sun Will Burn, the bittersweet hints of '60s psychedelia lend depth and texture to catchy indie-pop melodies.


Tuesday, March 4 2014

Eternal Summers: The Drop Beneath

This is an LP that merits liberal use of the repeat button, and, even when it occasionally misfires, there’s always something interesting just around the corner.


Wednesday, September 25 2013

Keep Shelly in Athens: At Home

Inconsistent in tone and patchworked together from what appears to be two distinctly different EPs,At Home highlights both a stylistic identity crisis and the limitations of the chosen vocalist.


Friday, September 6 2013

Postiljonen: Skyer

Scandinavian dream-pop trio delivers one of the year's great records.


Monday, August 5 2013

Bass Drum of Death: Bass Drum of Death

The generous reverb endows every riff with a neon glow and the smell of cheeseburgers and fries served on an open car windowsill.


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