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Review: Winkie – One Day We Pretended To Be Ghosts

Review: Winkie – One Day We Pretended To Be Ghosts
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Winkie’s inclination toward the melodic structure buried beneath the fuzz is what places them alongside their already established peers. Was mbv too full of love for your horizontal head? Eat at Winkie’s! … read more

Review: R.M. Hendrix – Urban Turks Country Jerks

Review: R.M. Hendrix – Urban Turks Country Jerks
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No, this isn’t an LDS-themed Jimi Hendrix cover band, though if you’re a Utah native, that probably doesn’t sound too odd. What we’ve got here is a mixed bag of indie rock, shoegaze and … gulp … psychedelia that casts a wide arc from nostalgia days to here and now. … read more

Review: The Knife – Shaking The Habitual

Review: The Knife – Shaking The Habitual
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Shaking the Habitual extends beyond the scope of the record—it’s a manifesto for a 21st Century pop culture ontology. … read more

Review: Vaadat Charigim – Sinking As A Stone

Review: Vaadat Charigim – Sinking As A Stone
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Vaadat Charigim = Slowdive / Ride / Mode Moderne / Do Make Say Think  … read more

Review: The Drums – Encyclopedia

Review: The Drums – Encyclopedia
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The Drums = (The Beach Boys x Wendy Carlos) + (The Smiths x Arcade Fire) … read more

Review: Grimes – Art Angels

Review: Grimes – Art Angels
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Grimes = Purity Ring^Vengaboys / Mariah Carey^Miley Cyrus … read more

Review: Pharmakon – Bestial Burden

Review: Pharmakon – Bestial Burden
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Pharmakon = Prurient + Cremation Lily + Eraserhead Original Soundtrack  … read more

Review: Orthy – E.M.I.L.Y. EP

Review: Orthy – E.M.I.L.Y. EP
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Ian Orth’s edits, meant for Austin’s electro dance Learning Secrets, ended up as the four songs on this EP and are typical electro-pop of the moment—but I feel as if there’s nothing super enticing or even pleasantly generic about them (though a Baio remix of the title track provides a nice twist on the EP’s singular sound). … read more

Reviews: Ellie Herring – Kite Day

Reviews: Ellie Herring – Kite Day
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The greatest genius of Kite Day, Herring’s second proper release, is the subtle percolation of trends in avant-garde and pop electronics, hip hop production and current DJ/mixtape culture.  … read more