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by Geoff Nelson

24 Jun 2013


Photo: Josh Anderson

The band’s new sound features a more synthesizer-heavy backdrop coupled with strong baselines and the beautiful hurricane of singer Sarah Negahdari’s vocals. Negahdari, most recently playing bass on tour with Silversun Pickups, charms at the top of the room on “Galaxy”, leaning into the duet as a sea of swirling guitars spin around her. The Fleetwood Mac influence - and Negahdari confirmed this isn’t just critical speculation - is less easy to spot on “Galaxy” than it is on “Endless”, but the guitar acrobatics give a mild hint, discrete objects held aloft, a spinning infinity. If modern rock and alternative radio producers have an ounce of vision, “Endless” will be at radio by the end of the summer and Amethyst will be making its case for one the best independent rock records of 2013. (32ft/second)

by PopMatters Staff

24 Jun 2013


by Sarah Zupko

24 Jun 2013



And’s here’s another one heading in a different direction…

by PopMatters Staff

19 Jun 2013


by PopMatters Staff

18 Jun 2013


On “Xanman”, Pond goes for crunchy Oasis rhythm and chords blended with hard rock beats, swirling textures and fuzzy vocals. It’s a pretty great single and is, indeed, the first single from the band’s upcoming fourth album, Hobo Rocket, releasing 5/6 August via Modular.

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'Sugar Hill' Breaks Out the Old-School Zombies

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"Sugar Hill was made in a world before ordinary shuffling, Romero-type zombies took over the cinema world.

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