Month: April 2020

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Music Review

Winter / What Kind of Blue Are You?

Recommended if you like: My Bloody Valentine, Cocteau Twins, The Spinanes, Cranes, Ivy by: Kristi Houk Winter aka Samira Winter’s sophomore release, What Kind of Blue Are You?, on Bar None Records could have been released in 1991. And I mean that in the best way. This 10 song LP is dream-pop at its finest. Checks all the prerequisites: swirly guitar drone (check), lots of reverb (check), whispery, breathy vocals […]

todayApril 4, 2020 40 7 5

Music Review

Yeah Yeah Yeah’s / Cool It Down

Recommended if you like: P.J. Harvey, Warpaint, Metric, Patti Smith, early U2 Stand out tracks: “Spitting Off the Edge of the World,” “Fleez,” “Wolf” by Kristi Houk A welcome return Cool It Down, the fifth album from Yeah Yeah Yeah’s, is their first record in nine years. The three piece powerhouse still sound like themselves—dance-y art school synths, hooks that pack a punch, emotive vocals, and punk all at the […]

todayApril 3, 2020 54 4 4

Music Review

Dry Cleaning / Stumpwork

Recommended if you like: Pavement, Courtney Barnett, Wet Leg, Laurie Anderson by Kristi Houk       Dry Cleaning formed in South London in 2017 features vocalist Florence Shaw, guitarist Tom Dowse, bassist Lewis Maynard and drummer Nick Buxton. Their second album, Stumpwork was released in October of this year. At first listen, it’s hard not to compare them to 90’s indie, slacker darlings, Pavement with the band’s lo-fi sound […]

todayApril 2, 2020 56 5

Music Review

ALVVAYS / Blue Rev

Recommended if You Like: The Sundays, Camera Obscura, The Beths, Snail Mail, The Smiths by Kristi Houk Blue Rev, the third album from Toronto band, Alvvays is so beautiful it hurts. I almost missed the deadline for this review because I couldn’t bear the album coming to an end and kept playing track “After the Earthquake” over and over. Am I waxing melodramatic? maybe—but it’s that good. Call them power […]

todayApril 2, 2020 43 1

Feature

Spiritualized / Everything Was Beautiful

Recommended if you like: Iggy and The Stooges, The Velvet Underground, Mercury Rev Stand Out Tracks: “Always Together With You”, “Crazy”, “Let it Bleed (For Iggy)” By Kristi Houk Space Rock pioneer, Jason Pierce (aka J Spaceman) of Spititualized does it again. On Everything Was Beautiful (taken from a quote from Kurt Vonnegut’s classic SlaughterHouse-Five), Pierce effortlessly fuses country, psych rock, blues, and gospel into one cohesive, drugg-y package. It’s […]

todayApril 1, 2020 147 1 2

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