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Amusement Parks on Fire: Road Eyes

Amusement Parks on Fire: Road Eyes

Chris Middleman October 19, 2010 0

Amusement Parks on Fire Road Eyes Rating: 2.0/5.0 Label: Filter US In the span of five years, Nottingham-born Michael Feerick has taken his Amusement Parks on Fire from a 16 year-old’s bedroom project to

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Die Antwoord: $O$

Die Antwoord: $O$

Lukas Sherman October 18, 2010 0

Die Antwoord $O$ Rating: 4.0/5.0 Label: Cherrytree/Interscope If you don’t know who South Africa’s Die Antwoord (Afrikaans for “the answer”) is, I suggest you look up their videos. While weirdness and surreal imagery is

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Smegma: Mirage

Smegma: Mirage

Chris Middleman October 18, 2010 0

Smegma Mirage Rating: 2.0/5.0 Label: Important Records The genre that can only be (somewhat poorly) defined as “noise,” to me, is like the hot sauce of the music world. Sometimes, a band or music

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PS I Love You: Meet Me at the Muster Station

PS I Love You: Meet Me at the Muster Station

Nick Hanover October 18, 2010 0

PS I Love You Meet Me at the Muster Station Rating: 3.2/5.0 Label: Paper Bag Their name may recall an obscure K Records act but PS I Love You’s sound is squarely in the

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Salem: King Night

Salem: King Night

Michael Merline October 17, 2010 0

Salem King Night Rating: 3.4/5.0 Label: Iamsound As a movement, Salem’s “drag-” as they so eloquently coined it- was probably on the trailing end of its relevance curve right from the start. It’s not

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The Black Heart Procession: Blood Bunny/Black Rabbit

The Black Heart Procession: Blood Bunny/Black Rabbit

Lukas Sherman October 17, 2010 0

The Black Heart Procession Blood Bunny/Black Rabbit Rating: 2.8/5.0 Label: Temporary Residence Ltd. San Diego’s long-running indie-gloomsters Black Heart Procession figured out their sound pretty early in their career. Emerging in the late ’90s,

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Violens: Amoral

Violens: Amoral

Jory Spadea October 17, 2010 0

Violens Amoral Rating: 2.8/5.0 Label: Static Recital The ’80s just never go away, do they? Probably the defining style that drew indie rock to the surface in the New Millennium, we’ve heard it in

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Neil Young: Le Noise

Neil Young: Le Noise

David Harris October 14, 2010 0

Neil Young Le Noise Rating: 3.5/5.0 Label: Reprise This past decade has been just as much about looking back for Neil Young as it has been about looking forward. Despite putting out seven studio

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Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark: History of Modern

Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark: History of Modern

Nathan Kamal October 14, 2010 0

Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark History of Modern Rating: 3.6/5.0 Label: Bright Antenna All right, let’s just get this part out of the way; “If You Leave” is a pretty great song, Pretty in

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Parlour: Simulacrenfield

Parlour: Simulacrenfield

Lukas Sherman October 14, 2010 0

Parlour Simulacrenfield Rating: 3.1/5.0 Label: Temporary Residence It’s maybe unavoidable to approach non-classical, non-jazz, indie-instrumental music without throwing around the term “post-rock.” It’s a term that has its limitations, but is useful in describing

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