Review: Kishi Bashi – Sonderlust

Review: Kishi Bashi – Sonderlust
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Kishi Bashi = Queen + Lord Huron + Electric Light Orchestra … read more

Review: Jenny Hval – Blood Bitch

Review: Jenny Hval – Blood Bitch
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Beginning and ending with synth, Jenny Hval’s “Blood Bitch” is a fusion of statement art-pop, burdened breathing and provocative soundbites (see: “Last night, I took my birth control with rosé”). This artist has long been a crusader for the second sex. … read more

Marissa Nadler: The Artist

Marissa Nadler: The Artist
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Artists like Marissa Nadler don’t come around that often: artists who create their own animated music videos, artists who challenge the system enough to upset it, artists who are truly gracious. … read more

Chairlift: Moth to a Flame

Chairlift: Moth to a Flame
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Instinct, as it were, is the heartbeat of Moth, Chairlift’s third—and possibly best—full-length album. Effervescently primal and visceral to the bone, the LP is a beacon of composition and compulsion, quenching an artistic thirst while parching the current climate. … read more

Review: Bonnie “Prince” Billy – Pond Scum

Review: Bonnie “Prince” Billy – Pond Scum
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Shine the evangelists, the organized religion, the righteous cry for morality: Listen to Bonnie “Prince” Billy and be renewed. The American singer-songwriter resurrects the infamous John Peel Sessions with Pond Scum, a 12-track curation of archived Peel demos that renders a concordanced and thought-provoking listen. … read more