Review: VietNam – an A.merican D.ream

Review: VietNam – an A.merican D.ream
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The sophomore album from this Brooklyn rock group is a wild ride, with dark, psychedelic tones festering throughout the record. At its best, you can settle down into the groove of certain songs, but the majority of the tracks tend to be misguided with no clear direction.  … read more

Review: Virginia Wing – Red Sails

Review: Virginia Wing – Red Sails
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This 7” features two great little indie pop tunes from the English group Virginia Wing. … read more

Review: Spectrals – Sob Story

Review: Spectrals – Sob Story
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The sophomore album from U.K. band Spectrals is a step up from their 2011 debut record, Bad Penny, as their sound seems more confident and polished. … read more

Review: October Gold – Bridge of the Sun

Review: October Gold – Bridge of the Sun
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A folk duo from Canada, the band October Gold is made up of Kit Soden and Aliza Thibodeau, but for this album, they brought in over 20 other musicians to help create a more symphonic sound overall.  … read more

Local Reviews: Son of Ian

Local Reviews: Son of Ian
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The biggest thing that struck me after listening to this album was not any particular song, but the strong musical chops that Son of Ian put on display. Their sound has a fusion of both rock and funk.
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Local Review: Indian Headset – Skin Off Your Teeth

Local Review: Indian Headset – Skin Off Your Teeth
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After releasing their debut self-titled album around four years ago, local band Indian Headset returns with this short, but really great, six-song EP. … read more

Local Review: Candid Coyote – Blessed Be Those Who Weep

Local Review: Candid Coyote – Blessed Be Those Who Weep
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Candid Coyote Blessed Be Those Who Weep Self-Released Street: 04.14 Candid Coyote = Townes Van Zandt + Gram Parsons One of the great challenges a solo musician faces is to

Review: David Lynch – The Big Dream

Review: David Lynch – The Big Dream
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Overall, this album surprised the hell out of me, and it seems to get better with each listen. Don’t get me wrong: There is a lot of weird shit, but Lynch, like he’s done so many times before, pulls it off. … read more

Review: Brown Bird – Fits of Reason

Review: Brown Bird – Fits of Reason
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It’s hard to imagine so much sound and energy coming from just two musicians, but the Rhode Island duo Brown Bird pull it off well.  … read more

Review: Bill Ryder-Jones – A Bad Wind Blows In My Heart

Review: Bill Ryder-Jones – A Bad Wind Blows In My...
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After leaving the band The Coral, singer-songwriter Bill Ryder-Jones’ new solo album shows that he probably made a good move. … read more