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 History of Apple Pie – Feel Something
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: Communions – Self-titled

Review: Communions – Self-titled
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Communions = (The Stone Roses x The Drums) + (The Cure x Merchandise)  … 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: Alcest – Shelter

Review: Alcest – Shelter
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With drummer Winterhalter, Neige has left all ties to black metal behind with this release. From honey-laced harmonies on “Opale,” to meandering compositions on “Voix Sereines,” to the Halstead sung, Souvlaki-esque ballad “Away,” the album is filled with lush musical contemplations and triumphant melodies start-to-finish. … read more

Review: Austra – Olympia

Review: Austra – Olympia
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 2011’s Feel It Break was essentially Katie Stelmanis’ bedroom project. For their second album, Stelmanis was inspired by touring with Austra and created Olympia in a studio setting with her bandmates. … read more

Review: Grimes – Art Angels

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