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Tuesday, May 20 2014

Bryan Potvin: Heartbledwhite

This album is basically a producer’s showcase of what can be done in the studio with a deft hand in the songwriting department.


Monday, May 19 2014

Full Ugly: Spent the Afternoon

Australia’s Full Ugly delivers the perfect soundtrack to the laziest of summer afternoons with their debut release.


Buffalo Killers: Heavy Reverie

Slough off the calloused riffs and pedal steel accents and Heavy Reverie reveals itself to be a collection of disguised power-pop songs that worm their way into your feet and brain.


New Madrid: Sunswimmer

New Madrid pull off so many seeming opposites at once on the impressive Sunswimmer.


Friday, May 16 2014

The Queen Annes: Something Quick 1980-1985

On this reissue of the band's 1986 debut, the Queen Annes prove themselves an energetic band with some solid songs, though this isn't the unearthed classic it wants to be.


COUSINS: Halls of Wickwire

With their third album, Halifax, Nova Scotia’s Cousins create big, beautiful dirty pop music that is as much of the moment as it is aware of its own musical lineage.


Klaus Johann Grobe: Im Sinne der Zeit

Swiss drum and organ/synth duo debut in fine form, ably mixing and matching styles on their first full length.


Earl Boykins: Friends

A better than decent punk band named after the former NBA journeyman. Sadly, not a musical project from the man himself.


Thursday, May 15 2014

Hans Chew: Life & Love

Chew's latest adds up to a classic sort of rock 'n' roll that's equally fit for a theater or a bar.


Go Robot, Go!: Good Vibes in Fashion Swimwear

Good Vibes in Fashion Swimwear is far more than the sum of its spare parts.


Tuesday, May 13 2014

Thunderegg: C’mon Thunder

With C’mon Egg, Will Georgantas’ Thunderegg delivers a collection of good to great songs of the indie varietal.


Jeffertitt’s Nile: The Electric Hour

Father John Misty bassist crafts elegant album of psychedelic grandeur.


Joe Driscoll and Sekou Kouyate: Faya

Excitement and speed is OK, but the whole thing seems so hollow.


Monday, May 12 2014

Tropic of Pisces: Symmetry

Debut release from Oberhofer guitarist Matthew Scheiner’s side project is genre-melding dance pop perfection.


Daniel Pearson: Escape Acts EP

The Escape Acts EP is probably best suited for longtime fans; merely a passable excursion that takes its time to get to music that sears and lingers with the listener.


Plymouth: Plymouth

So long Slobber Pup, hello Plymouth. Actually, can we have Slobber Pup back now?


The Grip Weeds: Inner Grooves

A fans-only (mostly?) collection of "rare and under-released" tracks.


Friday, May 9 2014

Failures’ Union: Tethering

Tethering is one of those guilty pleasure records that you might cycle through on repeat: hardly innovative, but highly enjoyable nonetheless.


Johnossi: Transitions

Swedish duo does thoughtful rock right on their gleaming fourth album.


Ruby the RabbitFoot: New As Dew

New as Dew shows the growth of Ruby the RabbitFoot as an assured songwriter.


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