Review: Brian Jonestown Massacre – Revelation

Review: Brian Jonestown Massacre – Revelation
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Brian Jonestown Massacre Revelation A Records Street: 05.20 Brian Jonestown Massacre = The Beatles “Sgt. Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band” + Sonic Youth After close to 30 years of playing

Local Review: her luminaria – The Dawn Is Your Enemy

Local Review: her luminaria – The Dawn Is Your Enemy
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her luminaria is quietly emerging into the SLC music scene with a beautiful collision of Midwestern grit and soft synth. … read more

Local Review: Batty Blue – Ekphrasis

Local Review: Batty Blue – Ekphrasis
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Batty Blue Ekphrasis Self-Released Street: 01.17 Batty Blue = Amelie soundtrack + Laura Marling There’s an oversaturation of folk bands in Provo, but this album is charming and off-beat enough from

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Local Review: Strong Words – Come Clean

Local Review: Strong Words – Come Clean
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If you’ve been paying attention to rad local bands in Salt Lake, you’ve probably heard Cathy Foy shredding drums in Future of the Ghost or The Circulars. Mixed and recorded by Andrew Goldring, Come Clean is Foy’s latest project—a work of thoughtful, honest musicianship with Foy on guitar and vocals. … read more

Reviews: Rodrigo Amarante – Cavalo

Reviews: Rodrigo Amarante – Cavalo
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The feel of this album is enchanting and ethereal. Portrayed through several songs being sung in Portuguese, it is also present in the richness and vibrancy of Amarante’s songwriting. … read more

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Local Review: Anthony Pena – Apology

Local Review: Anthony Pena – Apology
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The inside cover of this album says, “With my sincerest heart, I am so sorry for who I was.” The music that follows is apologetic and cathartic, yet full of yearning. “Junius” combines upbeat vocal harmonies and emotional bursts of guitar with the lyrics “I never thought I would die right next to you.” … read more

Review: 1, 2, 3 – Big Weather

Review: 1, 2, 3 – Big Weather
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Inspired by the Tohoku tsunami in Japan, Big Weather is a 20-song concept album about natural disasters. Capitalizing on the theme of water, 1, 2, 3 use surf rock as their base, then add layers of psych and vinyl. … read more