Reviews: The Precious Lo’s – Self-Titled

Reviews: The Precious Lo’s – Self-Titled
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The Precious Lo’s have established themselves as Circle Research, a DJ/production unit from Toronto. I can understand a pair of DJs wanting to try their hand at songwriting. My head naturally bobs to their down-tempo funk beats, but it’s the vocals that make me feel like I’m listening to the robot from Short Circuit trying his hand at R&B. … read more

Reviews: Swiiim – Cellophane Castle

Reviews: Swiiim – Cellophane Castle
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From the first song on this album, I was enthralled. Sadly, the infatuation didn’t last long. … read more

Reviews: These Animals – Pages

Reviews: These Animals – Pages
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These “pages” nod back to late ‘90s alternative indie/emo. The problem is: That’s a place I don’t prefer to go. … read more

Reviews: Jamaican Queens – Wormfood

Reviews: Jamaican Queens – Wormfood
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While more notable acts like Purity Ring and Sleigh Bells benefit from finer production, Jamaican Queens fall short in this area.  … read more

Review: Zs – Xe

Review: Zs – Xe
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Zs = Sun Ra + Gelbart + Nisennenmondai / Patrick Higgins x Jar Moff … read more

Review: Youth Lagoon – Wondrous Bughouse

Review: Youth Lagoon – Wondrous Bughouse
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The dense and trippy world Trevor Powers invites listeners into appears to be an extravagant show. It seems that he wants to appear much more than a lo-fi bedroom artist, but upon listening to the opening track, “Mute,” I can feel Power’s sincerity, even if he does secretly crave being weird. … read more

Review: White Fence – For the Recently Found Innocent

Review: White Fence – For the Recently Found Innocent
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Tim Presley of White Fence is the stoned outlaw of psychedelic folk music. This is his sixth LP, which was recorded in a studio with help from fellow prolific rocker Ty Segall. It’s the first time Presley has completed a solo album outside of his bedroom. … read more

Review: White Fence – For the Recently Found Innocent
Review: White Reaper – White Reaper Does It Again

Review: White Reaper – White Reaper Does It Again
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White Reaper White Reaper Does It Again Polyvinyl Records Street: 07.17 White Reaper = King Tuff + Ty Segall / Hunx and His Punx The album title of White Reaper’s

Review: Vows – Soon Enough Love