Review: Saffronkeira + Mario Massa – Cause and Effect

Review: Saffronkeira + Mario Massa – Cause and Effect
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Caria and Massa have succeeded in creating a sequence of tracks that functions as a single volume, each supporting the other. “Umorale” is recommended for an idea of Cause and Effect’s general sound: intertwining melodies and drifting percussion traveling beside fluctuating drones and static elements. … read more

Local Review: Robert & The Carrolls – Everybody’s Famous EP

Local Review: Robert & The Carrolls – Everybody’s Famous EP
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The first time I pressed play on Everybody’s Famous, with its opener “Vintage,” I was transported to the PCH, driving fast no doubt, but still taking it all in around me—the smells, the sounds, the sun soaking into my skin. … read more

Review: I Break Horses – Chiaroscuro

Review: I Break Horses – Chiaroscuro
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Although it feels like I’ve heard this album a hundred times before, performed by different artists throughout the years, I Break Horses deliver a skillful synth-pop performance of epic proportions. … read more

Review: Ultra Bidé – DNA vs DNA-c

Review: Ultra Bidé – DNA vs DNA-c
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Ultra Bidé have long been a source of aggressive music that could be described as noise rock mixed with artsy post-hardcore. … read more

 
 
Review: Haim – Days Are Gone

Review: Haim – Days Are Gone
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The simple kick drum and offsetting claps will keep this track stuck in your head for days. But “My Song 5” is a bit darker and slower. Choppy and squelchy, this track possesses aspects of a grimy club track, which made it my favorite Haim piece to date. … read more

Review: Teengirl Fantasy – Nun EP

Review: Teengirl Fantasy – Nun EP
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This duo, comprised of Logan Takahashi and Nicholas Weiss, make quite a cohesive pair. “Eric” stands out to me as the strongest track on this EP, launching into a heavy drum and bass breakdown. Nun EP is fairly mellow and more downbeat, which ends up working as either a perfect warm-up or cool-down to an evening. … read more

Review: Dethklok – Metalocalypse: The Doomstar Requiem

Review: Dethklok – Metalocalypse: The Doomstar Requiem
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Listen up for cameos by Jack Black, Malcom McDowell, George “Corpsegrinder” Fisher, and Mark Hamill. This isn’t a death metal album, but if you have enough humor to enjoy the show, the album is worth it. It’s extremely well written, and epic as all hell. … read more

Local Review: Vile Blue Shades – Live! in Salt Lake -or- Live! in Denver (I Don’t Remember)

Local Review: Vile Blue Shades – Live! in Salt Lake -or-...
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Red state, blue state, now that both the Red Bennies and Vile Blue Shades allegedly are no more, Utah is much less a punk rock state. … read more

Review: Juan Wauters – N.A.P. North American Poetry

Review: Juan Wauters – N.A.P. North American Poetry
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N.A.P North American Poetry is filled with beat poetry, combined with the radiant attraction of pop, dunked in folk. … read more

Review: VNV Nation – Transnational

Review: VNV Nation – Transnational
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Remaining true to their sound, VNV Nation have stuck with their trendy, almost mainstream, future pop style that created their popularity. … read more