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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.


Sunday, July 21 2013

The Memories: Love Is the Law

A sloppy lo-fi album with half-written melodies and lyrics that aren't as clever as their writers think they are? Sign me up!


Tuesday, May 28 2013

Dump: I Can Hear Music + Superpowerless

Even when the amps buzz, these suit one's own bedroom rather than the family garage.


Friday, May 24 2013

Candy Claws - “Transitional Bird (Clever Girl)” (stream)

Candy Claws returns with its signature dreamy, inquisitive style. In this incarnation, however, the band fleshes out its expansive fantasy world with musical ideas that fit its scope.


Wednesday, May 15 2013

pacificUV: After the Dream You Are Awake

Just a year after its last studio LP, pacificUV ups its game in an impressive way, giving some real bite to its dreamy sound.


Sunday, April 14 2013

Caveman: Caveman

Putting that whole "sophomore slump" idea to bed, Caveman have managed to outdo themselves by crafting an engrossing, catchy album, worthy of a larger audience.


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