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Tuesday, June 10 2014

Louis Prima Jr. & The Witnesses: Blow

Younger Prima steps back into his old man’s shoes with mixed results.


Edie Carey and Sarah Sample: ‘Til the Morning: Lullabies and Songs of Comfort

This is simply a very, very pretty collection of low key songs that you can use to lull your children to sleep.


Andrew Jackson Jihad: Christmas Island

On Christmas Island, the band's version of buzzing, barbed folk-pop gets a slight bit more polish, and in turn the dose becomes more potent, though its effect is uneven.


Pilgrim: Void Worship

Rhode Island doomsters aren't interested in pushing the envelope.


Friday, June 6 2014

Bored Games: Who Killed Colonel Mustard

Released in 1982 on Flying Nun, this defiant, catchy, and all-too-brief EP delivers its angst with tense fury.


Pharmakos: Nude

One cold, sensual slab of synth rock.


Eyes, Wings and Many Other Things: Rural Pain

Dallas-based experimental group explores its appropriately atmospheric aural palette on Rural Pain.


Cahalen Morrison & Eli West: I’ll Swing My Hammer With Both My Hands

Duo presents another great album of gutsy folk.


Wednesday, June 4 2014

Wooden Wand: Farmer’s Corner

Wooden Wand’s bread and butter: elliptical, leisurely paced gothic folk-rock, custom-made for slate-gray Sunday afternoons.


Muuy Biien: D.Y.I.

D.Y.I. is an exciting, frenetic rock record, the kind that can rev you up in the moment, but keep you thinking long after the record ends.


Terranova: Headache EP

The German techno vets tackle post-punk obscurity on their latest EP.


Casper & the Cookies: Dingbats

Dingbats is a confidently played and exciting pop record, aware enough and dynamic enough to explore without painting itself into some revivalist corner.


Monday, June 2 2014

Rescuer: Anxiety Answering

If there’s anything to be said of Rescuer, a Tampa-based band, it's that they certainly play LOUD.


Wussy: Attica!

Indie rock's best-kept-secret's hot streak continues unabated.


Mondo Marcio: Nella bocca della tigre

Rapper Mondo Marcio revisits the golden age of Italian pop on his newest offering.


Desert Noises: 27 Ways

Sometimes, the middle of the road is just fine.


Thursday, May 29 2014

Pacific Mean Time: Pacific Mean Time

Fans of indie rock will find much to enjoy here.


Three Legged Race: Rope Commercial Vol. 1

With its first in a series for Underwater Peoples, Three Legged Race seeks to score a dystopian, subterranean future. How you feel about this notion will determine how you feel about the album itself.


The Trouble with Templeton: Rookie

Wise words welded to ecstatic energy, often all in the space of one song.


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