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Thursday, September 25 2014

Zongo Junction: No Discount

It's not surprising to see free jazz credited alongside Fela Kuti as one of the group's inspirations.


Wednesday, September 24 2014

Nicholas Krgovich: On Sunset

This is music of the highest calibre and it speaks plain universal truths.


Tuesday, September 23 2014

The Crooked Brothers: Thank You I’m Sorry

Thank You I’m Sorry doesn’t need to apologize: this is a bonafide full-proof beverage that goes down easy, and it's one of the finest slices of Canadiana you’ll hear this year.


Friday, September 19 2014

Black Moth: Condemned to Hope

For headbangers who like to bash their heads really slowly, Condemned to Hope will do the trick.


PinkBrown: Two Fish EP

Two Fish is a great indulgence, and you should drop your lure in the water and check these guys out.


King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard: Float Along – Fill Your Lungs/Oddments

Taking cues from the stranger corners of '60s psych, Australia's King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard deliver acid-fried freak-outs of the highest order.


Thursday, September 18 2014

Cancers: Fatten the Leeches

Fatten the Leeches has a lo-fi aesthetic that’s charming.


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.


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