Review: TOY – Join the Dots

Review: TOY – Join the Dots
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London’s TOY have already kicked up a stir across the pond, getting themselves on a number of high-ranking “Best Of” lists with their 2012 self-titled debut. … read more

Review: Trentalange – Same Illusion

Review: Trentalange – Same Illusion
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Opening with slow drums and an upper-register metronomic piano, Trentalange keeps it simple and dark, yet still poppy. … read more

Review: The Last Ten Seconds of Life
 – Invivo[Exvivo]


Review: The Last Ten Seconds of Life
 – Invivo[Exvivo]

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Looking at the cover is all you’ll need to decide whether you’re going to like these guys or not. You know what you’re getting into—throat-tearing screams, breakdowns and amateur lyrics. Taking cues, nods and riffs from the rest of their brethren, it’s not original, but it sounds great.  … read more

Review: The Mast – Pleasure Island

Review: The Mast – Pleasure Island
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For their debut album, this Brooklyn-based duo pleases the listener with a relaxing experimental electronic album that features beautifully harmonized female vocals paired with synthesized drumbeats, similar to the Garage Band style production favored by acts like Grimes.  … read more

 
 
Review: The Pack A.D. – Do Not Engage

Review: The Pack A.D. – Do Not Engage
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The follow-up to 2011’s Unpersons, Do Not Engage again finds The Pack deep inside the blues-rock universe with some sharp, tight guitar riffs and soulful, rough-spun vocals from Becky Black and driving rhythms from Maya Miller. … read more

Review: The Rebel Set – How To Make a Monster

Review: The Rebel Set – How To Make a Monster
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The ultra-quick single-string picking that opens How To Make A Monster drowns in wet reverb the way The Ventures did it. … read more

Review: The Crystal Method – Self-Titled

Review: The Crystal Method – Self-Titled
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For their fifth studio album, The Crystal Method created a refreshing twist on what most electronic artists are currently producing, using heavy synth and rock elements to blow the minds and speakers of its listeners. … read more

Review: The Devil Makes Three – I’m a Stranger Here

Review: The Devil Makes Three – I’m a Stranger Here
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Few bands can capture the imagination like Devil Makes Three. They invoke deep-woods medicine shows, jumping blues juke joints and midnight hootenannies by moonlight. … read more

Review: Synkro – Lost Here EP

Review: Synkro – Lost Here EP
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This EP reflects the softer, more experimental side of dubstep that got its start in the UK. Dreamy vocalist Robert Manos graces half of the EP and makes the album easy to listen to.  … read more

Review: Take Berlin – Lionize EP

Review: Take Berlin – Lionize EP
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Nothing induces a hypnotic state of relaxation like pulses of the gentle, vibrato Wurlitzer notes that fill Lionize. In fact, the dreamlike Wurlitzer, along with a clean acoustic guitar, make up the majority of the album’s instrumentation.  … read more