The Black Angels – An Occurrence at 4507 South Third Street

The Black Angels are one of those bands who tend to surprise you. One can peg them as drone rock, but from album to album they’ve always managed to add some new elements. An Occurrence at … (damn I hate …

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Slow Show – Nowhere

Why do I like ridiculously catchy guitar pop? Why couldn’t I be the type to like moody music? As seasoned (if there are any) readers of this blog know, the second I hear something optimistic and happy sounding I will …

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Melted Toys – Always

I don’t know why, but I can imagine a clutch of people wearing sweatbands (remember those 80′s kids?) and jogging with grim determination, their singlets dripping with sweat and dust rising as their sneakers clump on the pavement. Obviously this …

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SBTRKT – New Dorp, New York (feat Ezra Koening)

Back in 2011 when SBTRKT’s (Aaron Jerome) debut landed, everyone was surprised. We all knew the guy had potential from the early singles, but that album’s slick grooves and sultry guest vocalist just elevated it into new territories. If I …

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Land Observations – Return to Ravenna

Listening to Land Observations (aka multi-instrumentalist James Brooks) is akin to watching pictures of landscapes in a cinema. It may seem boring at first, but then you get that there’s a lot of beauty and it makes sense. Return to …

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FYFE – For You

I’ve said it many times, I like pop music. However it has to be intelligent, not the throwaway stuff that’s fashionable for a couple of months and then is replaced by something new. There are some pop artists which manage …

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Speedy Ortiz – Bigger Party

Lately stoner channel Adult Swim have been roping in cool bands/artists to record singles for them – Tim Hecker , Giorgio Moroder (yup the I feel love guy) and Machinedrum, to name a few, but now they got Speedy Ortiz …

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Fox and Fowl – Jungle Punch

Ever since I was a kid I was instantly lured by songs which had a vague calypso, tropical vibe. I literally used to dance to Harry Belafonte and Paul Simon till my legs ached. Give me a steel drum and …

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Spookyland – Rock and Roll Weakling

Wow! 10 seconds into Spookyland’s Rock and Roll Weakling and I’m totally hooked. This guy has it all; a weird as hell yowl of a voice and a tune which just punches you in the gut and knocks you flat. …

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The Tins – Let It Go

Whenever I hear a ‘the’ band, I do cringe a little bit inside, and I remember the avalanche of prefix laden groups in the swaddling years of the 00′s. But you know how it is, you gotta buck up and …

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