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Mono – Oath

By - Jason Hamric Mono has been building their incredible soundscapes, using a blend of normal "rock" instruments along with orchestral elements since the late 90's. To get the sound they are looking for, they partnered with Steve Albini, who as you know recently passed away. He was not just a producer (a title he hated) or sound engineer; he was a friend and an important part of their creative […]

todayJune 13, 2024 16

Music Review

Goat Girl – Below The Waste

By - Jackie Lo Recommended if you like Porridge Radio, Squirrel Flower, Shame, PJ Harvey, Dry Cleaning Goat Girl released their third LP Below The Waste today on Rough Trade Records. It was recorded across Ireland’s Hellfire Studios, Damon Albarn’s Studio 13 and a series of other locations including the band’s own South London studio and was co-produced by the band themselves and John Spud Murphy (Lankum, black midi). The […]

todayJune 6, 2024 55

Music Review

DIIV – Frog In Boiling Water

By - Jason Hamric Recommended if you like MBV, Shoegaze, Buried vocals, Saving the planet Alright, listen up, you psychedelic wanderers and shoegaze devotees, ‘cause I've just had one frenetic, cosmic day with DIIV’s latest offering, "Frog in Boiling Water." Picture this: it's a stormy night, and the elusive record arrives on my doorstep like some cryptic message from a parallel universe. I slap it on the turntable and let […]

todayMay 25, 2024 8

Music Review

Beth Gibbons – Lives Outgrown

By - Kristi Houk Recommended if you like: Portishead, PJ Harvey, Lamb, Jessica Pratt Beth Gibbons has always been here. Let me explain: she has one of those voices that once you hear it, you always recognize. A singular, yearning sometimes howl  - it can be both comforting and uncomfortable simultaneously. Think Billie Holiday and Nina Simone combined with British folk singers like Sandy Denny and early Marianne Faithful. The […]

todayMay 16, 2024 37

Music Review

Snarls – With Love

By - Jason Hamric Columbus, Ohio's Snarls has been ripping through the scene since 2018, serving up some serious fuzzy, guitar-driven pop that'll hit you like a ton of bricks. But it's not just noise—each release they've dropped has been a step up from the last, and let me tell you, they've hit the jackpot with their latest offering, "With Love." Their 2021 EP, "What About Flowers?" That thing was […]

todayMay 3, 2024 21

Music Review

Blushing – Sugarcoat

By - Jackie Lo If you like Ride, Lush, Smashing Pumpkins, DIIV, Wisp, Elastica Blushing, from Austin, Texas consists of two married couples Christina and Noe Carmona and Michelle and Jacob Soto.  Since forming in 2016 they’ve released their EPs Tether (2017) and Weak (2018), and the band partnered with Ringo Deathstarr’s Elliott Frazier to produce their self-titled 2019 debut LP and their 2022 followup, Possessions. With Frazier and Ride’s […]

todayMay 1, 2024 64

Music Review

English Teacher – This Could Be Texas

By - Jason Hamric As for diving into the latest sonic adventure from English Teacher, "This Could Be Texas," it's like embarking on a road trip with a car load of your closest friends. From the sunny vibes of "Albatross" to the infectious groove of "The World's Biggest Paving Slab," this album is a rollercoaster ride through the minds of Lily Fontaine, Lewis Whiting, Douglas Frost, and Nicholas Eden. English […]

todayApril 11, 2024 24

Music Review

METZ – Up on Gravity Hill

By - Jason Hamric If you like Hot Snakes, Pissed Jeans, No Age, Protomartyr, Nothing, Sonic Youth Metz's returning with "Up On Gravity Hill" after four long years isn't just a comeback – it's a full-blown evolution witnessed. From the get-go, the album grabs you by the ears and refuses to let go. The opening track, "No Reservation/Love Comes," clocks in at a solid six minutes of pure sonic intensity. […]

todayApril 11, 2024 28

Music Review

RIDE – INTERPLAY

By - Jason Hamric Ride's latest offering, "Interplay," is a testament to the band's evolution and growth since their early days. While it marks a departure from their previous records, this shift in musical direction shouldn't come as a surprise. Bands, much like individuals, undergo transformations over time, and Ride is no exception. What sets "Interplay" apart is its beginnings during the COVID-19 pandemic, a period of enforced isolation that […]

todayMarch 28, 2024 23

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