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The Gaslight Anthem: Get Hurt

The Gaslight Anthem: Get Hurt

Cole Waterman August 24, 2014 0

In the months before Get Hurt’s release, the press promised and forewarned that the album was a grand departure for the Gaslight Anthem. Was the New Jersey quartet forsaking their trademark sentimental, yet rough

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It Looks Sad.: Self-Titled

It Looks Sad.: Self-Titled

Jester Jay Goldman August 24, 2014 0

I’m so glad that the lagging nostalgia wave is finally cresting for the 1980s. I didn’t care for disco the first time around and, while the ‘70s folk-rock and pop revivals have each had

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Naomi Punk: Television Man

Naomi Punk: Television Man

Jake Cole August 21, 2014 0

Television Man isn’t just the sound of garage rock, it’s the sound of a garage itself, of heavy doors shrieking up and down on flimsy metal rollers and a motor that always seems just

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Annie Ross: Loguerhythms

Annie Ross: Loguerhythms

Pat Padua August 21, 2014 0

English poet Christopher Logue wrote screenplays for Ken Loach and Ken Russell and appeared as Cardinal Richelieu in the latter’s The Devils. Jazz singer Annie Ross was the driving force behind the vocal group

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Comet Gain: Paperback Ghosts

Comet Gain: Paperback Ghosts

Kevin Korber August 20, 2014 0

When you reach a certain point as a band, consistency becomes a bit more valuable than making drastic aesthetic shifts or trying to reshape your image. For more successful bands, this is more of

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White Fence: For the Recently Found Innocent

White Fence: For the Recently Found Innocent

Jacob Adams August 20, 2014 0

Tim Presley recorded his fifth album under the moniker White Fence in an actual recording studio. This news might cause some unease for diehard fans of White Fence’s DIY, bedroom/ garage-band aesthetic. Fortunately, For

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Pallbearer: Foundations of Burden

Pallbearer: Foundations of Burden

Jake Cole August 19, 2014 0

Of all the endless, rigidly bordered subgenres of heavy metal, doom may be at one the most intractable and yet the one most capable of diversity. Thank God that Black Sabbath was more varied

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The Amazing Snakeheads: Amphetamine Ballads

The Amazing Snakeheads: Amphetamine Ballads

Josh Goller August 19, 2014 0

Snake heads are pretty amazing. Some of them pack enough venom to kill a man. They’ve been known to bite long after they’re dead. Outlandish as their moniker is, Glasglow greaser-punks the Amazing Snakeheads

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Prawn: Kingfisher

Prawn: Kingfisher

Mack Hayden August 18, 2014 0

The first notes on Kingfisher make this whole affair more of an invitation than a record. Those guitar twinkles are so friendly, so human, they function like a friend opening the door for you

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King Creosote: From Scotland with Love

King Creosote: From Scotland with Love

Jacob Adams August 18, 2014 0

Scottish folk artist Kenny Anderson, who goes by the stage name King Creosote, has released more than 40 albums since the late 1990s. With this kind of staggering prolific output, it is amazing that

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