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Tuesday, August 26 2014

SoHo Ghetto: Thou Or I Or Both

Thou Or I Or Both is a thrilling start to what looks to be a promising career.


Drew Nelson: The Other Side

Pick this up if you like some blues with a sense of adventure.


Monday, August 25 2014

Elephant Stone: Three Poisons

With just some minor tweaks and refinements, Elephant Stone could very well just be a band that is going to go places far and wide.


Vow: Make Me Yours EP

Make no mistake, folks: Vow is wow, and your speakers may never the same after playing this.


The Safes: Record Heat

Chicago garage-pop siblings deliver the goods, but will leave you hungry for more


Thursday, August 21 2014

Emily and the Complexes: Dirty Southern Love EP

Emily and the Complexes practically skip over genres, and that's what makes them so interesting.


Starfoxxx: Baby I’m Off Drugs and I’m Ready to Marry You

This virtually instrumental electronic album is a delightful and immersive listening experience.


Empire! Empire! (I Was a Lonely Estate): You Will Eventually Be Forgotten

You Will Eventually Be Forgotten boasts some solid craftsmanship, which is quite endearing, but also has some wretched singing, making the proceeding seem rather average at best.


Wednesday, August 20 2014

Desertshore: Migrations of Glass

Migrations of Glass is a great record, one with as much control as wild abandon, as much structure as borderlessness.


Hearts of Oak: New England

This is a band that just wants to ride a certain lazy feeling, the kind of thing you can down beers to on your back porch.


Tara Beier: Purple Trees EP

If you’re looking for something that’s one-of-a-kind in Canadian indie rock, Tara Beier is definitely worth hearing.


Tuesday, August 19 2014

Ark Life: The Dream of You & Me

With their debut, Ark Life craft a gorgeous folk rock album steeped in Americana and soul.


Free Time: Esoteric Tizz 7”

This single is proof that there’s still some life in the concept of the double A-side yet, and it's definitely worth a listen.


Walter Martin: We’re All Young Together

Sure, We’re All Young Together’s coy naïveté is a put-on, but it’s not too cloying a put-on for this 36-minute, 10-track set.


Monday, August 18 2014

Music Go Music: Impressions

Unabashedly channeling the spirits of ABBA and ELO, Music Go Music return with a huge, hooky dance pop delight.


Amoureux: Never Young As Tonight EP

The EP is ramshackle at best, which is either its most endearing quality or its greatest liability, for all of the songs were recorded in one take.


The MacKenzie Blues Band: Slam! Bam!

If you love the blues, and love getting grimy and dirty, this is the perfect encapsulation of the genre for you.


Thursday, August 14 2014

Sassparilla: Pasajero / Hullabaloo

This is a double album par excellence, and confirms that Sassparilla is a band of real mastery of multiple genres.


Shines: Shines EP

Shines' music is far too relaxed and blasé to really make an impact.


The Marvelous Beauhunks: Scud EP

These five songs are gems and leave one wanting to hear what may come next.


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