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Tuesday, July 29 2014

Jake Bugg: Messed Up Kids

Three extra tracks from the Shangri La sessions show Jake Bugg's development.


Monday, July 28 2014

No Lands: Negative Space

No Lands' Negative Space is a record that should find its way quite easily into a museum or a high art gallery.


Leyland Kirby Presents V/VM: The Death of Rave (A Partial Flashback)

Leyland Kirby revisits and reshapes a larger series of previous works to create a more concise representation of his view of the death of rave.


Glen David Andrews: Redemption

New Orleans bluesman hits a home run, or a few of them


Friday, July 25 2014

Zvuloon Dub System: Anbessa Dub

Authentic, flavorful roots reggae from Israel.


Ginger Baker: Why?

With his latest offering, drummer Ginger Baker continues his exploration of the music that drew him to the drums in the first place.


The Warren G. Hardings: Get a Life

If you want high energy bluegrass with instrumental chops and great melodies, try this album.


Wednesday, July 23 2014

Mimicking Birds: Eons

With Eons, Nate Lacy opens up his internal world into a vast starry landscape, creating a gorgeously organic record made for headphones.


Field Mouse: Hold Still Life

Hold Still Life is quite the slab of indie rock, and, with its agreeable female-led vocals, is very delectable.


Monday, July 21 2014

Johanna Samuels: Double Bind

At times reminiscent of the ‘70s singer-songwriter songbook of Laura Nyro, Double Bind is an affecting listen, even at its poppiest and even when there’s a bare rendition of the title track in almost a cappella format.


Friday, July 18 2014

Nona: Through the Head

For longer term fans of Nona, well, it all boils down to this: do you want to pay all over again for a record you already bought last year?


Wednesday, July 16 2014

Rival Boys: Animal Instincts

Animal Instincts is a real treat in its best moments, and you’ll hope that the band adds a bit more force to its music from here on in.


Tuesday, July 15 2014

Wunder Wunder: Everything Infinite

Aussie duo mine commercial-ready indie rock territory to craft an album you’ll probably be hearing more than a bit this summer.


Monday, July 14 2014

Dirty Lungs: Dirty Lungs

All in all, Dirty Lungs is a quirky collection of gems, and 31 minutes of varying, powerful moods.


Michael Rault: Living Daylight EP

If it’s said that Emitt Rhodes could out McCartney Paul McCartney at his best, then Michael Rault basically out Lennons John Lennon at the top of his game.


Strata Florida: Made of Stars

Former Swallow frontwoman charts a different course.


Thursday, July 10 2014

Weller: I

I is a rare, generous album, one that doesn't latch on to what is lost but instead focuses on what could be found.


The Provincial Archive: Hide Like a Secret EP

If you’re into or even remotely interested in folk rock, this is the EP for you.


Ela Stiles: Ela Stiles

The opening song feels like a traditional folk song, but not; an impression that carries through the album.


Wednesday, July 9 2014

The Relapse Symphony: Shadows

This is the sound of a band making waves, and, despite its slight faults, it’s largely enjoyable and a soundtrack to your next backyard summer barbeque.


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