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Porter Robinson: Worlds

Porter Robinson: Worlds

Samuel Tolzmann September 2, 2014 0

The party line on Porter Robinson is that he’s out to save EDM from itself, and it’s not wholly untrue. Robinson recently turned 22, which is probably around the median age of the average

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Interview: Ken Stringfellow of The Posies

Interview: Ken Stringfellow of The Posies

Kevin Korber September 2, 2014 0

Power-pop legends The Posies are reissuing their beloved 1988 debut album Failure on Omnivore Recordings. We recently spoke with one of the band’s co-founders, Ken Stringfellow, about the album’s legacy and about the band’s

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Gerhard Heinz: Geissel des Fleisches (Torment of Flesh)

Gerhard Heinz: Geissel des Fleisches (Torment of Flesh)

Pat Padua September 2, 2014 0

A sinister but funky bass line is accompanied by a cymbal beat on an opening track that lasts all of 37 seconds. “Entree” is an overture for Digatone’s release of Geissel des Fleisches (Torment

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Cymbals Eat Guitars: LOSE

Cymbals Eat Guitars: LOSE

Jester Jay Goldman September 1, 2014 0

Cymbals Eat Guitars filled their 2009 debut, Why There Are Mountains with a tangled jumble of musical interests. Despite the roller coaster ride, the album worked, maybe because of how the shorter tunes broke

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Empire! Empire! (I Was a Lonely Estate): You Will Eventually Be Forgotten

Empire! Empire! (I Was a Lonely Estate): You Will Eventually Be Forgotten

Mack Hayden September 1, 2014 0

For a band called Empire! Empire!, there’s nothing too imperialistic about You Will Eventually Be Forgotten. With this album, they aren’t aggressive and they don’t really make a huge effort to expand their own

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Revisit: The Fugees: The Score

Revisit: The Fugees: The Score

Josh Goller September 1, 2014 0

In the new millennium, gangsta rap has shriveled to a shell of its former self. High-minded rappers like Kanye West have risen to the top. Jay-Z has been tamed by Beyoncé and good living.

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TY Segall: Manipulator

TY Segall: Manipulator

Brian Hodge August 28, 2014 0

Prior to Manipulator, the new release from Bay Area fuzz rock dealer Ty Segall, the longest amount of time he spent in a studio was just six days. This fact is astounding enough on

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Israel Nash: Israel Nash’s Rain Plans

Israel Nash: Israel Nash’s Rain Plans

Jester Jay Goldman August 28, 2014 0

The overused shorthand, “retro,” can mean that a group short on their own ideas has repackaged the past. Although Israel Nash Gripka’s country-rock/Americana infused music raises immediate comparisons to a host of classic folk-rock

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Interview: clipping.

Interview: clipping.

Nathan Stevens August 28, 2014 0

L.A. experimental hip-hop group clipping. has been gaining serious attention for their newest release CLPPNG. We reached out to them via email to pick their brains about their production work, their favorite albums of

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The Unicorns: Who Will Cut Our Hair When We’re Gone? (Reissue)

The Unicorns: Who Will Cut Our Hair When We’re Gone? (Reissue)

Michael Merline August 27, 2014 0

The Unicorns were known as much for their volatility and chaotic stage antics as they were for their 2003 LP Who Will Cut Our Hair When We’re Gone?. The band’s live shows could be

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