Review: Ovlov  – Am

Review: Ovlov – Am
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Ovlov’s instrumental simplicity is reminiscent of indie-precursors like Pavement or Mclusky. The vocals have a bit of that post-punk whininess and the lyrics are, for the most part, indiscernible, but they do it well. … read more

Review: Sunwolf – Angel Eyes

Review: Sunwolf – Angel Eyes
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The lyrics are cheesy, and the instrumentals would be really well received at a high school house show. There is a lot of simple, cheesy lo-fi out there that is really good, but this album lacks the charm required to turn those weaknesses into strengths. … read more

Reviews: Hands – Synesthesia

Reviews: Hands – Synesthesia
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This band might end up being way popular, that doesn’t mean they are any good though. Every song is a radio-friendly bright and upbeat pop song. … read more

Review: Xiu Xiu – Nina

Review: Xiu Xiu – Nina
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This is obviously a work of love. This homage to the late, great soulstress Nina Simone is beautiful and stark. … read more

Review: Kid Cudi – Indicud

Review: Kid Cudi – Indicud
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Not masculine enough for gangsta rap, and not clever enough for backpack rap, Kid Cudi is akin to the middle school kid who discovered schwag, constantly reminding you that he loves weed. He removes all of the self-destructive wonder from drug use that rap, as a construct, has worked so hard to instill. … read more

CLC Artist: Evan Jed Memmott

CLC Artist: Evan Jed Memmott
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A first time Craft Lake City artist, Memmott’s work is on the pop art end of the spectrum and heavy on appropriation—think sci-fi/comic book nerd Andy Warhol. The subject matter ranges from sci-fi stuff (including pretty sweet Star Trek: DSN Quark and Star Trek: TNG Worf masks) to his Utah history inspired work. … read more

Review: Snowflake – We All Grow Toward The Sea

Review: Snowflake – We All Grow Toward The Sea
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I guess working with douchebag musicians for a living must be rough since all of the songs have a somber tone. The keyboard and guitar work is beautiful and atmospheric while the percussion is almost industrial. … read more

Review: The Entrance Band – Face The Sun

Review: The Entrance Band – Face The Sun
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Maybe it is the thinly veiled (read: shitty) heroin metaphors, or maybe it is the surprisingly sexy female bass player from A Perfect Circle and Zwan, but despite the decent melodies and engaging psychedelic-surf guitars, this album seems dated and uncool. … read more

Review: Thee Oh Sees – Singles Collection Vol. 3

Review: Thee Oh Sees – Singles Collection Vol. 3
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This collection of singles is a treat for any John Dwyer fan, featuring alternate and live versions of a handful of songs featured on previous albums. Due to the disjointed nature of a collection of singles, it might not be the best introduction album for new listeners, but Thee Oh Sees have yet to release anything bad and this is no exception. … read more

Review: The Besnard Lakes – Until In Excess, Imperceptible UFO

Review: The Besnard Lakes – Until In Excess, Imperceptible UFO
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This album would pair best with a morphine drip. This shoegaze sonata is lush and minimalistic all at once. The chorus for “The Specter” sounds like it came straight from from Veckatimest. … read more