Review: Guided By Voices – Cool Planet

Review: Guided By Voices – Cool Planet
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Guided By Voices Cool Planet GBV Inc. Street: 05.13 Guided By Voices = Big Star + Syd Barrett – Roger Waters For those uninitiated into the ‘cult of Bob’ Pollard

Local Review: VISTAAS – Sunkhronos

Local Review: VISTAAS – Sunkhronos
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VISTAAS Sunkhronos Self-Released Street: 01.14 VISTAAS = Pierre Schaeffer + Oneohtrix Point Never Sunkhronos is a sample-heavy, cut-up work. This record has the feel of a found cassette in sections—the

 
 
Local Review: Visitors – Blueshift

Local Review: Visitors – Blueshift
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Visitors Blueshift Self-Released Street: 06.20 Visitors = Deftones + RushRarely does an EP sound so much like a full-fledged album. Musical offerings of such satisfying integrity do not hatch, fully

Local Review: Sam Page – The Slog in Uncertainty

Local Review: Sam Page – The Slog in Uncertainty
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Sam Page The Slog In Uncertainty Self-Released Street: 05.01 Sam Page = Pixies + Placebo + The Red Hot Chili Peppers The blind passion and talent for melody that came

Local Review: OK Ikumi – Outside

Local Review: OK Ikumi – Outside
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OK Ikumi Outside Hel Audio Street: 04.30 OK Ikumi = Corduroi + Ethernet Once again, Karl Jørgensen has won over my heart with the ambient sounds of his latest synthesized

Local Review: Oxcross – Tree and Stone

Local Review: Oxcross – Tree and Stone
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Oxcross Tree and Stone Self-released Street: 04.15 Oxcross = USX + Clutch + Karma To Burn Heavy and extremely loud rockers Oxcross bring forth the riffs. Those riffs flow like

Local Review: Lindsay Heath – Holy Medicine

Local Review: Lindsay Heath – Holy Medicine
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Lindsay Heath Holy Medicine Self-Released Street: 08.02 Lindsay Heath = PJ Harvey + Fiona Apple With a lead-in as powerful as “Holy Medicine,” fit with deep cellos, quivering violins and

Local Review: Henry Wade – Meet Your Creature

Local Review: Henry Wade – Meet Your Creature
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Henry Wade Meet Your Creature Self-Released Street: 04.22 Henry Wade = Joshua James + The Avett Brothers If there’s a simple formula for making Western-folk music, I’d say it includes