Wet Blankets – Fridge too Far

No album cover, no permanent guitarist, no song longer than 2 minutes. Australia’s Wet Blankets have got punk attitude, but do they have the punk tunes? YES! Fridge too Far is a minute and a half of blistering guitar, heavily …

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Courtney Barnett – Depreston

It’s no secret that I’m a big Courtney Barnett fan. It’s no big secret that I’m SO looking forward to her debut proper, Sometimes I sit and Think and Sometimes I just sit. Yeah it’s a mouthful, but then again …

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Vaadat Charigim – Ein Li Makom

Today’s band hail from Tel Aviv, and oh my, they are just AWESOME. What I mean is that this track has the reverb laden jangle that groups on the Captured Tracks label are known for, but then underneath all reverb …

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San Fermin – Emily

For a second there I thought this was a secret National band or something like that, and can you blame me? This guy has the same baritone as Matt Berninger, and the music is not too dissimilar to the anthemic …

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Bernard and Edith – Tidal Wave

I was always a fan of the Bella Union label, but this year their releases have been nothing short of stellar. First there was the psychedelic pop of BC Camplight, then there was the superlative Father John Misty album. In …

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Brian Lopez – Crossfire Cries

I think it’s great when a music video is both funny and complements the song. Brian Lopez’s Crossfire Cries fulfills this nicely. A guy is ready to sign a contract for a job interview. However the boss goes for some …

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Gosh Pith – Prints

Low slung guitars, sleepytime vocals and a tiny little homage to Texan band Spoon makes Prints a cool, cool track. It’s got a relaxed vibe but cares enough to pay attention to the tune. Sure it takes you back a …

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Rish Khanna – Figments of Memories

Wow I have no clue about who Rish Khanna is or what he does, but damn, the guy makes great tunes. This track reminds me of Disney, Four Tet and Caribou all mixed up in one enchanting, heady rush. Figments …

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Blur – Go Out

After twelve years of speculation, red herrings, bust ups and one off singles, the mighty Blur are back with a new album, and Go Out is the first taster. This is exciting news as no one expected Blur to even …

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Free Weed – Later

There’s something about slacker-sounding music which I like. It sounds effortless and simple, and usually the quirky factor is endearing. Free Weed’s Later encapsulates all that nicely. There’s a beat that reminds me of Iggy Pop’s Nightclubbing, mumbly baritone vocals, …

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