Review: Yelle – Complètement Fou
Reviews: Sleeping States/Holopaw – Split 12

Reviews: Sleeping States/Holopaw – Split 12
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In celebration of LGBT Pride Month, Bristol’s Sleeping States and Florida’s Holopaw—both of which feature openly gay frontmen—collaborated to create this 12’’ split, which is actually two EPs rolled into one. Side A consists of Sleeping States’ Old vs. New, which is a collection of their older songs that have been revamped for a modern context.  … read more

Review: TÜLIPS – Doom & Bloom
Reviews: Lovers – A Friend in the World

Reviews: Lovers – A Friend in the World
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It’s been a while since I’ve heard an album with this kind of superior lyrical quality. Backed by electro-pop instrumentation while fusing themes of love, intimacy and a dash of feminism, A Friend in the World is truly a rare find.  … read more

Review: Rio en Medio – Rio en Medio Radio
Review: Inventions – Maze of Woods
Review: Maggie McClure – Time Moves On

Review: Maggie McClure – Time Moves On
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Filled to the brim with cutesy pop confessionals and whimsical, dreamy instrumentals, Maggie McClure masters the small-town-girl-meets-big-city vibe. … read more

Local Review: God Country – Last Songs

Local Review: God Country – Last Songs
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Had this album come out in 2004, my 15-year-old self would’ve freaked out. To a degree, it uses the tried-and-true formula of distorted guitars with angry-soft vocals that crescendo into a cloud of noise so saturated in raw emotion, I inadvertently absorbed the singer’s climactic experience as my own. … read more

Review: Iron & Wine – Archive Series Volume No. 1
Review: Trentalange – Same Illusion

Review: Trentalange – Same Illusion
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Opening with slow drums and an upper-register metronomic piano, Trentalange keeps it simple and dark, yet still poppy. … read more