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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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Interview: Busdriver

Interview: Busdriver

Nathan Stevens October 14, 2014 0

Busdriver’s electrifying new album Perfect Hair isn’t traditional Hip-hop. It bounces from a dizzying amount of genres and rhythms. Picking the brain of the madman who made the album was just as fascinating as

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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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Wampire: Bazaar

Wampire: Bazaar

Cole Waterman October 12, 2014 0

Wampire’s world is one of taking unabashed pleasure in stylized darkness. Think of an 8mm horror film that goes for genuine scares, but ends up being pure camp due to its hokey nature, much

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Wire: Document & Eyewitness

Wire: Document & Eyewitness

Kevin Korber October 12, 2014 0

In 2013, Wire released Change Becomes Us, by far the best record the band put out since reuniting in 2002. What helped that album succeed is that the band had already worked on it

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M83: M83/Dead Cities, Red Seas & Lost Ghosts/Before the Dawn Heals Us

M83: M83/Dead Cities, Red Seas & Lost Ghosts/Before the Dawn Heals Us

Nathan Stevens October 9, 2014 0

Reissues and retrospectives can be jarring. Walking back through time and seeing what we loved or hated as compared to our current feelings is strange. M83, at the time of its inception, seemed to

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