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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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David Kilgour and the Heavy Eights: End Times Undone

David Kilgour and the Heavy Eights: End Times Undone

John L. Murphy August 17, 2014 0

A few years ago, David Kilgour’s Frozen Orange featured his painting of a diver among coral of that color and blue water. His new record portrays orange coral too, but now the shape of

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Never Sol: Under Quiet

Never Sol: Under Quiet

Derek Staples August 17, 2014 0

The final two new tracks on the reissue of Never Sol’s late-2013 release Under Quiet truly display the expansiveness of her electro-folk aesthetic. “Hands (Acoustic version)” keeps the spotlight on and enhances Never Sol’s

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Willis Earl Beal: Experiments in Time

Willis Earl Beal: Experiments in Time

Brian Hodge August 14, 2014 0

In a recent article titled “Life as Art and the Innate Destructiveness of Creative Critique,” Willis Earl Beal outlines an extended, if sometimes convoluted, analogy of art being akin to life, and anyone who

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Anna Calvi: Strange Weather EP

Anna Calvi: Strange Weather EP

Josh Goller August 14, 2014 0

Sometimes it actually pays to go to college to study what you love. Britain’s Anna Calvi was a student of guitar and violin at university and her dynamic use of both has—when added to

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FKA Twigs: LP1

FKA Twigs: LP1

Nathan Stevens August 13, 2014 0

If you’re familiar with robotics or game design, you might have come across a term called the “uncanny valley.” It’s a fascinating piece of psychology that revolves around robots or 3-D animations that look

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Siinai: Supermarket

Siinai: Supermarket

Derek Staples August 13, 2014 0

Although, or possibly because, listener boredom has reached at an all-time high (some stations have even resorted to shortening songs to deter this plague), Helsinki’s prog-rockers Siinai were adamant about creating another conceptual full-length.

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