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Wednesday, August 13 2014

Roses: Dreamlover EP

The Dreamlover EP is, well, quite dreamy and is something to appraise fairly highly.


Mexican Slang: Inside the Velvet Castle EP

Not for everyone, but suitable low-fi and scuzzy material for those who wander into this band's garage.


Jeremy Pinnell: OH/KY

Like its washed-out album cover, there is no sunshine on OH/KY; Pinnell's sorrow and redemption are true enough without glossing them over.


Walking Bicycles: To Him That Wills the Way

With their latest, Chicago’s Walking Bicycles delivers a bass-driven, heavy album short on runtime and memorable songs.


Tuesday, August 12 2014

Ferrill Gibbs: Significant Trees

“Nice” is perhaps an overused adjective, but it’s the perfect descriptor for Ferrill Gibbs’ brand of music.


Kestrels: The Moon Is Shining Our Way EP

This is an EP that transcends the shoegaze genre, and is simply marvelous for what it accomplishes.


Mask the Wretch: Age of Deception

It’s telling that there’s a song here titled "Integrity", and this is something that the band seems to possess in spades.


Monday, August 11 2014

Walking Bicycles: To Him That Wills the Way

Basically, if you like your music dark and scary, To Him That Wills the Way is definitely the album for you.


Blond:Ish: Wunderkammer

DJs Anstascia and Vivie-Ann take advantage of their open-ended sound... on the single's flipside.


Mr. Scruff: Friendly Bacteria

First album in five years from the British DJ doesn't stray far from the quirky, jazzy formula.


Thursday, August 7 2014

Juliette Greco: Greco Chante Brel

Emotionally charged performances of a dozen Brel classics by the 87-year-old Greco provide link to fading generation of musical interpreters.


Outline in Color: Masks

Just as its title implies, this is metal wearing a disguise.


Waylon Speed: Kin

Energetic and ambitious, Waylon Speed’s Kin keeps you guessing while also overstaying its welcome.


Wednesday, August 6 2014

The Paul and John: Inner Sunset

This album is studded with very Beatles-like gems, and when this group is firing on all cylinders, such as the singalong-baiting “When I Lost My Way”, it is killer.


Steve Adamyk Band: Dial Tone

On Dial Tone, the Steve Adamyk Band hones its own punky pop sensibility into the group's tightest, most infectious set yet.


The Sea the Sea: Love We Are We Love

A mixed bag from acoustic-folk duo.


Tuesday, August 5 2014

Sugar Stems: Only Come Out at Night

The best parts of Only Come Out at Night reveal an ambitious pop band that still delivers the immediate punch of its pop-punk contemporaries.


Hook and Anchor: Hook and Anchor

Despite the lack of stellar material in the Back Forty, Hook and Anchor is an enjoyable album.


Imarhan Timbuktu: Akal Warled

Not understanding the language does not impede one’s appreciation of the disc. The music speaks for itself in a more universal way than the meaning of the words ever can.


Monday, August 4 2014

To Set Ablaze: The Life We Lead

With a bit more direction, and less aimlessness, To Set Ablaze might chart a course as being the most dangerous band on the planet.


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