Local Review: Andrew Maguire’s Art Project – Artsy As Fuk

Local Review: Andrew Maguire’s Art Project – Artsy As Fuk
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“Artsy” is in the eye or—in this case—ear of the beholder. Usually, “art” in conjunction with rock music makes one think of turgid, overblown prog rock, but Andrew Maguire’s Art Project have a punkish garage band energy that’s infectious, awkward and fun—full of “art school confidential” type self-referentiality and fake gossip. … read more

Review: Lauren Redhead – Entoptic Landscape

Review: Lauren Redhead – Entoptic Landscape
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In the last several years, there has been a noticeable expansion in the amount of time it takes for me to finish a book.
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Review: Trentemøller –  Lost Reworks

Review: Trentemøller – Lost Reworks
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Trentemøller = Blonde Redhead + T.O.M. And His Computer + Depeche Mode … read more

Review: Cannibal Corpse – A Skeletal Domain

Review: Cannibal Corpse – A Skeletal Domain
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Well, this was a pleasing surprise! Arguably the flag bearers of all death metal, Cannibal Corpse are going to make fans old and new very happy with A Skeletal Domain. … read more

 
 
Local Review: Anthony Pena – Apology

Local Review: Anthony Pena – Apology
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The inside cover of this album says, “With my sincerest heart, I am so sorry for who I was.” The music that follows is apologetic and cathartic, yet full of yearning. “Junius” combines upbeat vocal harmonies and emotional bursts of guitar with the lyrics “I never thought I would die right next to you.” … read more

Review: Literature – Chorus

Review: Literature – Chorus
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Sifting through the flavors of indie pop on Literature’s debut album might be as bad as calling the whole bloody thing the dreaded “T” word, but there’s a history here. … read more

Review: Ty Segall – Manipulator

Review: Ty Segall – Manipulator
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Ty Segall = Ziggy Stardust–era David Bowie + The Beatles + Fuzz … read more

Review: Cemetery Fog – Towards the Gates

Review: Cemetery Fog – Towards the Gates
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Though Towards the Gates takes a cleaner approach with more funeral doom elements, it’s a hell of a lot faster than most funeral doom. I appreciate the progression and getting something new out of listening to the EP. … read more

Local Review: AudioTreats – Vol. 2

Local Review: AudioTreats – Vol. 2
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I’m stunned by the quality of music that has come out of Utah’s EDM scene as of late. AudioTreats’ Vol. 2 is no exception. This album is a hypnotic tapestry of hip-hop and electronica. Each track is incredibly fluid, and they each fit together in perfect harmony. … read more

Review: Mark Rogers & Mary Byrne – I Line My Days Along Your Weight

Review: Mark Rogers & Mary Byrne – I Line My...
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For a soothing retreat, I Line My Days Along Your Weight by duo Mark Rogers & Mary Byrne dabbles in the bluesy twang of older folk songs, with a fresh take that gives this album a timeless appeal. … read more