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The Melvins: Hold It In

The Melvins: Hold It In

Jester Jay Goldman October 19, 2014 0

Some visitors are conscientious, happy to drop by and help with the chores, but they’d never overstay their welcome or be too forward. Others are more domineering, taking over the house and disrupting everything.

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Electric Wizard: Time to Die

Electric Wizard: Time to Die

David Maine October 19, 2014 0

UK doomsmiths Electric Wizard have been described as “the heaviest band in the world,” and their newest full-length, Time to Die, will do nothing to undermine that. The Dorset-based trio/quartet have specialized in thick,

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Zola Jesus: Taiga

Zola Jesus: Taiga

Katherine Springer October 16, 2014 0

Zola Jesus (Nika Roza Danilova) has released music almost non-stop since 2009. Back then, her apartment served as her recording studio, and her sound was understandably lo-fi. As she has made a name for

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Purling Hiss: Weirdon

Purling Hiss: Weirdon

Pat Padua October 16, 2014 0

If you were about to give up on the possibilities of good old guitar rock, Purling Hiss has a new record that may renew your faith in what six strings and an amplifier can

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Foxygen: …And Star Power

Foxygen: …And Star Power

Nathan Kamal October 15, 2014 0

First things first: this album is a mess. Foxygen’s newest release…And Star Power is a bloated, unwieldy, frequently incoherent mishmash; no one should be expected to sit through the 24 tracks (stretched out over

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White Arrows: In Bardo

White Arrows: In Bardo

Josh Goller October 15, 2014 0

Despite critical acclaim for 2012’s Dry Land Is Not a Myth, White Arrows continue to fly under the radar. They’re a group still very much getting their sea legs, as frontman Mickey Church wasn’t

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Caribou: Our Love

Caribou: Our Love

Derek Staples October 14, 2014 0

“[T]he primary impulse on this record was to make something that was generous in the sense that it was for everybody, not just for me locked in a studio by myself,” remarked Dan Snaith

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Tinariwen: The Radio Tisdas Sessions/Amassakoul (Reissues)

Tinariwen: The Radio Tisdas Sessions/Amassakoul (Reissues)

Jake Cole October 14, 2014 0

Tinariwen, a Tuareg outfit hailing from Mali, is one of the more well-known African groups in the United States. They’ve consistently attracted high-profile musical collaborators and even sport a Grammy for their 2011 album

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Iceage: Plowing Into the Field of Love

Iceage: Plowing Into the Field of Love

Samuel Tolzmann October 13, 2014 0

Birthed by Copenhagen punk scenes that had yet to see large-scale export, Iceage came into this world in a manner none done proper justice by the idiom “kicking and screaming.” They seethed, picked fights

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Robert Plant: lullaby and… The Ceaseless Roar

Robert Plant: lullaby and… The Ceaseless Roar

Josh Goller October 13, 2014 0

The name of Robert Plant’s new band, the Sensational Space Shifters, is an apt one. Plant’s solo career— which now spans some 40 years—swiftly changes directions and influences from one record to the next.

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