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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 38 7 5

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 49 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 37 1

Feature

Gareth’s Top 100 Films of All Time

By: Gareth Jones After the Sight and Sound all time best list came out a few weeks ago, many folks asked me if I had such a list. After seeing the astonishing list by dear friend Gregory Lowry, I decided to jot one down. I do have to say that this list is very different from how it would have looked 10 years ago. It does mirror and was influenced […]

todayMarch 20, 2020 48 1

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