Review: Mount Eerie – Pre-Human Ideas

Review: Mount Eerie – Pre-Human Ideas
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Phil Elverum voices everything on the album, his voice ranging from very deep to melodically high-pitched. Though on the surface it may seem simple, Pre-Human Ideas sets out to prove that the electronic can, in fact, be quite natural, and that recomposition doesn’t have to be familiar. … read more

Review: elle le fantôme – paint it blacker

Review: elle le fantôme – paint it blacker
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elle le fantôme = Wolves in the Throne Room x The xx + Chelsea Wolfe … read more

Review: Eskimeaux – O.K.

Review: Eskimeaux – O.K.
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Eskimeaux = (Alvvays + The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart) x Frankie Cosmos  … read more

Review: St. Vincent – Self-Titled

Review: St. Vincent – Self-Titled
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Annie Clark sure knows how to make a statement. In releasing “Digital Witness” as a response to a world that is growing obsessively consumed by technology, Clark simultaneously addresses her own technological dependence in the form of electronica mixed under a funky horn section. … read more

Review: of Montreal – Lousy with Sylvianbriar

Review: of Montreal – Lousy with Sylvianbriar
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Lousy with Sylvianbriar takes elements of the Satanic Panic and Hissing Fauna–era that we know and love, and flips it into something totally new. Kevin Barnes intensifies the lyrical quality, making them more poetic, but thankfully not cryptic. … read more

Review: Husky Rescue – The Long Lost Friend
Review: Torres – Sprinter

Review: Torres – Sprinter
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Torres = Lyla Foy + 
Fear of Men + PJ Harvey  … read more

Review: Overlake – Sighs

Review: Overlake – Sighs
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The opening track (aptly titled “First”) is sleepy and cinematic, a dramatic yet understated introduction to an album that attempts to walk the fine line between indie and post-rock. … read more

Review: Sumie – Self-Titled

Review: Sumie – Self-Titled
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Blending European and Japanese imagery, Sumie invokes complex lyrical ideas, creating an interesting juxtaposition between the simple and the intricate, which ends up working beautifully. Instrumentally, at its most complicated, it uses only background vocals and a piano while Sumie’s voice spins gracefully around, intricately weaving each piece together into the stunning closer that is “Sailor Friends.” … read more

Review: GEMS – Kill the One You Love