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Tuesday, September 16 2014

Broncho: Just Enough Hip to Be Woman

Just Enough Hip to Be Woman is more than hip, it’s simply glorious.


Bleached: For the Feel EP

The band's debut, Ride Your Heart, was focused, but For the Feel shows that Bleached can take that focus wherever it wants.


Famous Last Words: Council of the Dead

Famous Last Words is an enjoyable group, but they aren’t going to light the metal world on fire with originality.


Monday, September 15 2014

Daisuke Tanabe: Floating Underwater

This is staggering, heart-wrenchingly beautiful music for just about anyone interested in modern electronica.


Grey Gordon: Forget I Brought It Up

Forget I Brought It Up, his new album for No Sleep, pushes Gordon's sound into full on brooding pop-punk.


InterStatic: Arise

With a sound that is neither mellow nor frantic, this mostly-Norwegian trio continues to hone their thing on Arise.


Friday, September 12 2014

Kaleigh Watts: Smoke Lake EP

Smoke Lake is a good bet for those seeking maturity and wisdom at the hands of such a young woman.


A Million Billion Dying Suns: AMBDS

AMBDS is a musical adventure, a trip into the heavens and the inner mind.


Indigo Mist: That the Days Go By and Never Come Again

Cuong Vu and Richard Karpen join forces to pay tribute to Duke Ellington and Billy Strayhorn in the most unusual of ways.


Thursday, September 11 2014

Along Came a Spider: Resurgence

Resurgence is highly commendable and those looking for great production techniques in their hard rock and metal are going to gobble this up.


Philly Moves: Olga

Olga, despite its missteps, is a great entry point for the rap neophyte.


Ugly Beats: Brand New Day

Austin, Texas, long-running garage-pop fivesome welcomes a brand new day that started sometime around 1967.


Wednesday, September 10 2014

Flesh Wounds: Flesh Wounds

North Carolina's Flesh Wounds is one of the most volatile and infectious rock acts working, and their new, eponymous full-length flat-out shreds.


Let It Happen: Cause + Effect

Full of crunchy pop-rock hooks, this album delivers, even if it might be a little on the samey side.


Tanya Tagaq: Animism

One of the most radically bewildering symbioses of voice and field recording I've ever heard.


Tuesday, September 9 2014

Love Inks: Exi

Two girls. A guy. Vocals. A vintage drum machine. Guitar. Keyboard. And that's it.


Lee “Scratch” Perry & Iguana - Vibes EP

Soaring reggae vocals over a nicely varied bunch of new-school dub riddims from Lee "Scratch" and new associate Iguana.


Oumar Konate: Addoh

Plenty of grinding jangle on the debut solo album from this talented Malian guitarist.


Friday, September 5 2014

Tommy Alto: Atlas \\ Patterson EP

If you’re into art rock in any remote way, you’re bound to enjoy the boundless pleasures that Tommy Alto has to offer.


A Shoreline Dream: The Silent Sunrise

This is lazy, hazy stuff to daydream to on a day as vapour trails from the exhaust of commercial passenger planes flying overhead on a bright, sunny day.


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