Review: Willis Earl Beal – Noctunes

Review: Willis Earl Beal – Noctunes
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Willis Earl Beal = Lewis + Curtis Harding / Moses Sumney … read more

Review: W-X – Self-Titled

Review: W-X – Self-Titled
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W-X = Quasimoto + Soft Machine + Trance Farmers
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Review: White Fence – Cyclops Recap

Review: White Fence – Cyclops Recap
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Lou Reed and his bunch made noise-rock famous in the late ’60s with their first album. Their second release, Loaded, was full of sunny melodies, excluding the raucous white noise. The man behind White Fence, Tim Presley, has created an album that plays like a fusion of the aforementioned albums, with a little “Crimson and Clover” and a hint of Western. … read more

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Review: Various Artists – Steampunk Experiment: Mechanical Cabaret

Review: Various Artists – Steampunk Experiment: Mechanical Cabaret
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Steampunk Experiment: Mechanical Cabaret = S. Maharba x Men In Burka
This album is a beat junky’s playground. As soon as I hear the buzzing bass and tweaked Eastern strings of “Sweet Talk,” I can think of multiple ways to sample the music. … read more

Review: Vampire Weekend – Modern Vampires Of The City

Review: Vampire Weekend – Modern Vampires Of The City
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Modern Vampires of the City is truly a coming of age album that feels like VW made for themselves, more than their audience … read more

Review: Ty Segall – Sleeper

Review: Ty Segall – Sleeper
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The unceasing energy and “up yours” attitude for which I’ve come to love Ty Segall is not what this album’s about. What I’ve found instead is a more mature Segall, basically the man and his real problems behind the usual curtain of fuzz and shouting. … read more

Review: Timber Timbre – Hot Dreams

Review: Timber Timbre – Hot Dreams
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Taylor Kirk of Timber Timbre has a devilish croon that can make Halloween seem like the most romantic holiday of the year. His band’s third album finds their inimitable style evolving once again, yet stumbling in the same ways creatively.  … read more

Review: Thee Oh Sees – Drop

Review: Thee Oh Sees – Drop
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Thee Oh Sees Drop Castle Face Street: 04.24 Thee Oh Sees = (King Tuff x Ty Segall) + The Association Here’s to the Thee Oh Sees: one of the most