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by PopMatters Staff

12 Sep 2013


by PopMatters Staff

12 Sep 2013


by PopMatters Staff

11 Sep 2013


It’s hard not to notice the resemblances between the rich textures that Pillars and Tongues conjure up and the lush, mystical soundscapes of Dead Can Dance, aided and abetted, in particular, by Mark Trecka’s placid baritone vocals. But what really brings the Dead Can Dance comparisons to mind on Pillars and Tongues’ upcoming album End-dances are its wide-open sonic palettes, which unfurl their complexities and intricacies when you let their contemplative, meditative qualities play out over time.

by PopMatters Staff

10 Sep 2013


Photo: Joel Faurote

Known as Left Lane Cruiser, the duo of Freddy J IV and Brenn Beck defines its music as “voodoo hillbilly punk-blues”. Whatever that might be exactly, it’s actually a pretty apt description of the combination of thrashy, scuzzed-out guitar and trashy, bashed-up rhythms on Left Lane Cruiser’s latest outing, Rock Them Back to Hell. The new album is as resourceful as it is energetic, especially making an impression with found-sound percussion supplied by paint cans and trash cans. Wrap it all up in cover art by William Stout, known for his work for Return of the Living Dead and Pan’s Labyrinth, and the over-the-top tone and feel of Rock Them Back to Hell is more than complete.

by PopMatters Staff

9 Sep 2013


This tune, “Conmigo”, is a B-side to the “Optimus Prime” 7-inch. Denderah will release September 24th via SomeOthaShip Connect.

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