Review: The Clean – Anthology (Reissue)

Review: The Clean – Anthology (Reissue)
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The Clean Anthology (Reissue) Merge Records Street: 07.15 The Clean = The Chills + The Bats Flying Nun Records. The Dunedin Sound. If these words don’t incite you to a

Review: The Dandy Warhols – Thirteen Tales From Urban Bohemia

Review: The Dandy Warhols – Thirteen Tales From Urban Bohemia
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The Dandy Warhols Thirteen Tales From Urban Bohemia: Live At the Wonder Beat the World/The End Records Street: 01.27 The Dandy Warhols = Oasis + Velvet Underground – Brian Jonestown

Review: The Blue Angel Lounge – A Sea of Trees

Review: The Blue Angel Lounge – A Sea of Trees
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The Blue Angel Lounge A Sea of Trees A Recordings Street: 05.20 The Blue Angel Lounge = Screen Vinyl Image + Nico  The influence of German-born singer Nico on The

Review: Stuntman – Incorporate the Excess

Review: Stuntman – Incorporate the Excess
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Chaotic and frenzied, France’s Stuntman packs an impressive amount into Incorporate the Excess. On its surface, this grind-influenced album would appear to be predominantly grind based, but with so many odd time signatures and syncopation, their assault is more calculated. … read more

 
 
Review: Sharon Van Etten – Are We There

Review: Sharon Van Etten – Are We There
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Sharon Van Etten is on the rise. Her last album, Tramp, saw her really come into her own as a songwriter, while gaining wider recognition touring with acts like The National. … read more

Review: Sandy’s – Fourth Dementia

Review: Sandy’s – Fourth Dementia
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Every song is like an island in a geographically-close chain, and each is closely related in overall vegetation, but every one has both subtle and clever differences. Schematically, this album is an intricately beach-infused psychedelic wonderland—for the heaviest dose, see “Lonely Hunter.” … read more

Review: Shamir – Northtown

Review: Shamir – Northtown
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With a falsetto that ignores gender identity and production help from GODMODE head Nick Sylvester, the Northtown EP is an assertive debut. … read more

Review: S.O.A. – First Demo 12/29/80

Review: S.O.A. – First Demo 12/29/80
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State of Alert (S.O.A.) is one of the unsung heroes of the Washington, D.C. hardcore scene. They were a flash in the pan, existing for less than a year before disbanding in the summer of 1981. Led by a 19-year-old Henry Rollins, they recorded eight songs.
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Review: Ramona Lisa – Arcadia

Review: Ramona Lisa – Arcadia
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Ramona Lisa Arcadia Terrible Street: 04.15 Ramona Lisa = Space Project + St. Vincent / Little Dragon Chairlift frontwoman, Caroline Polacheck, frequents an alternate universe known as Arcadia, inspired by