Local Review: Muzzle Flash – Delightful Suffering

Local Review: Muzzle Flash – Delightful Suffering
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The debut from the Salt Lake City–based post-grunge trio does all of the things you would expect from an outfit whose main influences include Queens of the Stone Age and the Foo Fighters—mainly gritty, angsty, power rock. … read more

Review: BlakOPz – As Nations Decay

Review: BlakOPz – As Nations Decay
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“Debris Machine” has to be my favorite track, as it has a perfect layout of how backing industrial and synth tracks can be blended. The vocals on this release confirm that a revisit to the old industrial style is taking place. … read more

Review: Epic Problem – Lines

Review: Epic Problem – Lines
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 Hailing from Derbyshire, England, this four-piece band (who take their name from a Minor Threat song) is one of the few worth listening to in modern street punk. I knew almost immediately I was going to like this album in the first 30 seconds of the opening track, “Lines.”  … read more

Review: Liars – Mess

Review: Liars – Mess
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The band is now adept in the electronic manipulation they flirted with in WIXIW. Mess moves beyond the yearning of WIXIW and offers an alternative—a cheerfully dark counter to tradition and the world at large. … read more

 
 
Review: Sleepers Work – No Turn Before the Shoreline

Review: Sleepers Work – No Turn Before the Shoreline
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William Flynn’s bold, new ambient EP contains an array of eclectic trinkets that create an incredible collective of sounds. This album is what I think might be good for ambient beginners, thanks to Flynn’s steadily incorporated rhythm. … read more

Review: Xiu Xiu – Angel Guts: Red Classroom

Review: Xiu Xiu – Angel Guts: Red Classroom
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On this most recent Xiu Xiu release, Jamie Stewart has taken a darker, more gothic approach than on other recent albums. Some apt comparisons might be Bauhaus or Siouxsie And The Banshees.  … read more

Local Review: Black Cum – Black Cum Is the Best Band On the Planet and This Is Black Cum’s Best Album

Local Review: Black Cum – Black Cum Is the Best...
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With an album title like Black Cum Is the Best Band On the Planet, it’s not surprising that Black Cum talks about Black Cum repeatedly on the song titles and the songs themselves. … read more

Local Review: gLife – All I Know

Local Review: gLife – All I Know
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All I Know is an orchestrated mix of classical sounds with hometown flows from gLife. This album has a blend of uplifting, hard-hitting, independent songs and somber melodies about love and life. … read more

Review: Beth Thornley – Septagon

Review: Beth Thornley – Septagon
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It’ll sucker- punch you in the heart when you least expect it, and that’s powerful. Thornley writes clean songs, simple and to the point with pop-ballad lyrics. The four tracks that make up Septagon may be made-for-TV, but they’re still bona fide. … read more

Review: Flying Lotus – Ideas+drafts+loops

Review: Flying Lotus – Ideas+drafts+loops
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 Ideas+drafts+loops has nods to Steven Ellison’s signature, off-beat styling, but is also full of experiments and collaborations that show how flexible Flying Lotus is as an artist. There is a lot going on with I+d+l, and with 24 tracks, it is a psychedelic delve into the mind of an electronically inspired madman … read more