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  • Joyce Manor Never Hungover Again
    Joyce Manor
    Never Hungover Again

    The precedence Joyce Manor set for themselves with their phenomenal self-titled debut was probably a challenging one from which to break free...

  • Mac DeMarco Skully’s Music Diner, Columbus, July 17
    Mac DeMarco
    Skully’s Music Diner, Columbus, July 17

    There's a particular sense of nagging dread when one's favorite musicians cross over. Not “sell out” mind you—though on this night...

  • Introducing… The Stevens
    Introducing…
    The Stevens

    The Stevens’ debut, The History of Hygiene, is a rare record in this day and age. It takes some digging to discover, and though the RIYL tags that have been...

  • PS I Love You For Those Who Stay
    PS I Love You
    For Those Who Stay

    To some extent, PS I Love You has been a sort of indie rock siphon, evoking everyone from Dinosaur Jr. to Clap Your Hands Say Yeah. But while...


Album Reviews

Eno • Hyde
High Life
Eno • Hyde High Life

If there’s one label you can’t put on Brian Eno, it’s complacent. As the go-to guy when it comes to fusing experimental production with pop, Eno seems open...

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What’s the Rumpus?

Fucked Up
Beachland Ballroom, Cleveland, July 9
Fucked Up Beachland Ballroom, Cleveland, July 9

This gig was apparently a sort of homecoming for Fucked Up, who played their first US show in Cleveland and have strong ties to...

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Past Perfect

The Gun Club
Fire of Love
The Gun Club Fire of Love

Between the mediocrity of the records he made while in decline and the overshadowing notoriety that comes from an early death, the music that...

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Primitive Futures

Sports
Sports
Sports Sports

The one and only time I've been to Kenyon College—Ohio's oldest private institution (established 1824) tucked neatly atop a hill in the micro-village...

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Singled Out

Lumpy and the Dumpers
“Gnats in the Pissa”
Lumpy and the Dumpers “Gnats in the Pissa”

I imagine Belleville, Illinois is a shithole. It's probably the type of place where dreams go to die and scatological cretins like Lumpy and the Dumpers thrive...

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