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London O’Connor Circles the Triangle

There’s something rough and entirely genuine about London O’Connor‘s debut album, O∆ (pronounced Circle Triangle). The album is centered around uber-catchy bedroom pop with hip hop currents and ambient textures. In other words, O∆ is the perfect album for the exploratory feeling that hangs to springs emerging coattails. The album opens with “OATMEAL.” Feeling like undiscovered gem from […]

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Temples In Mills Record Company

In case you haven’t heard, Temples is slated to play an intimate show at Mills Record Company next Saturday. For the price of their new album, Volcano, you can reserve your spot in the store to hear your favorite English rockers get down. While the album doesn’t come out until March 3rd, seeing Temples play […]

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Apocalipstick Now

Cherry Glazerr‘s latest release, Apocalipstick, has one of the best and most apt titles I have ever heard. From its first song to its final note, the album oscillates between upbeat and panic attack like a sunny stroll down chaos street in Endsville, USA. If you’re a fan of surf rock but want something darker, Apocalipstick is the […]

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The xx Sees You

Something is in the water, and that something is helping musicians makes some echo-ringing sad pop albums. James Blake, Bon Iver, and even Frank Ocean did it. Now, The xx joins their ranks with I See You. The trio’s latest album is a collection of mellow, glacial pop ballads that focus on the ins and outs of […]

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Flo Morrissey Doesn’t Cover Her Voice

The last time an album of cover songs was on my radar was when Xiu Xiu played the music of Twin Peaks. The experimental band did their best at reinvisioning Angelo Badalamenti’s brooding score–eking the most tension from every note. Flo Morrissey and Matthew E. White do much of the same in Gentlewoman, Ruby Man. Reengineering […]

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Gone is Gone Uses Echolocation

Gone is Gone‘s latest album, Echolocation, blends post-rock atmospheric textures with grinding heaviness to make a record that is all encompassing. Glittering and beautiful at points and sludgy and thick at others, Echolocation unfurls like the perfect blanket for the new year’s coldness. The album begins with “Sentient,” a track that introduces the album well. Soft textures […]

Gnarly Davidson 7-inch Release Show

Gnarly Davidson release of their new 7-inch via Replay Records. Sons of Mourning 6pm Gnarly Davidson 7 pm Always free, always all ages.

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A Look in The Local Bin: Tongues

Tongues is messy. Tongues is dark and grimy. Tongues is perfect for fans of noise-laced experimentalism. The band’s debut release on Moniker Records is not only full of grinding sonic textures but also catchy hooks. Tongues brings together these two aesthetics to create a sound that is the aural equivalent of doing something witchy in […]

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Watchtower Gets Mathematical

Black Friday has come and gone, leaving in its wake (sort of) emptied stores, holiday gift lists partially completed, and plenty of vinyl-philes happy. While the Record Store Day Black Friday list was expansive and rocking, there were plenty of releases that were as exceptional (perhaps even more so one could argue). One of those […]

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Vince Staples, A Prima Donna

Vince Staples has quickly become one of my favorite rappers. The young virtuoso is not only capable of writing songs that are insanely intense on a visceral level but also ones that are staggeringly intelligent. The way Staples balances the personal and the public is second to none. On his debut double LP, Summertime ’06, Vince […]

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A Look in The Local Bin: Berwanger

“Mirable Dictu” is one of my favorite lines from The Exorcist. It is said after the devil opens a drawer seemingly with its mind. The construction is a passive periphrastic (para-fantastic if you’re feeling nasty), meaning “wondrous in respect to the telling.” Josh Berwanger‘s latest, Exorcism Rock, is equally moving, mirable auditu, if you will. The album […]

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James Blake Colours Outside The Lines

There’s something about fall that makes baroque indie pop magical. Whether its the lush experimentalism of Bon Iver’s latest release or the arresting arrangements of Jamie xx’s In Colour, autumn is the perfect time to throw on a slow moving record and curl up. Joining the ranks of these amazing albums is James Blake‘s latest, The […]