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by Steven Aoun

29 Oct 2012


Sonnymoon defy easy listening and categorgisation: they understand that pigeon holes are for pigeons. They’re not interested in finding a nesting space, but transcending boundaries. And listeners might be the ones ending up cooing. As the Guardian recently observed in anticipation of their new album (self titled):

Sonnymoon’s music is woozy, magical, mysterious, hypnotic, quixotic. Other words that occurred while we were listening to their self-titled album, released this autumn, included: squelchy, fantastic, phantasmic, plasmic, plastic, spasmic, orgasmic. It is liquid and loose, unconventional and unorthodox. It jerks and juts out at ridiculous angles, but it can also be smooth and easy on the ear. At various points it will seem as though you are listening to an electronica record, at other times to an R&B one, a jazz one, an avant-garde one, even a pop one. Some of the songs will sound like all of the above, at once, while others will make you wonder whether you are listening to a brand new, as yet unnamed genre.

Since no single track can do them justice, we’ve decided to provide an overview.

by PopMatters Staff

29 Oct 2012


by PopMatters Staff

26 Oct 2012


by Steven Aoun

26 Oct 2012


Moon King’s “Only Child” is the standout track from their Obsession 1 EP, and its a remarkable pop/punk song that deserves more attention than its been given. Turn up LOUD , and don’t stand too close to the speakers in case it propels you across the room.

by PopMatters Staff

25 Oct 2012


DeVotchKa
DeVotchKa Live With the Colorado Symphony
(Cicero Recordings LTD)
Release Date: 13 November 2012

DeVotchKa’s music has always been grand in scope, possessing an almost filmic quality in its ability to paint sound collages of vast landscapes. In other words, the band’s music has been practically begging for a symphony orchestra from the get-go and now they have one. DeVotchKa Live With the Colorado Symphony sees the group teaming with the 60-person Colorado Symphony for a stunning performance of many of their best songs.

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'Wanted' Is a Spaghetti Western That Will Leave You Wanting

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"The charisma of Giuliano Gemma and some stellar action sequences can't save this sub-par spaghetti western.

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