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The Church
Further/Deeper
Feb 20, 2015 | by | No Comments | Read →

The Church’s music has always existed in a cloud of hazy guitars and dreamily sung lyrics, but as hinted at with its title, the band’s latest threatens at times...


Au Courant

  • Mourn Mourn
    Mourn
    Mourn

    Please don’t tell me how good a Sleater-Kinney album is in 2015. This isn't supposed to be some regenerative proclamation in a new year of music. It is...

  • Steve Earle Terraplane
    Steve Earle
    Terraplane

    If you do anything long enough, no matter how much you love it, the temptation to switch it up has to be an irresistible pull. If you’ve been doing it for...

  • Screaming Females Rose Mountain
    Screaming Females
    Rose Mountain

    Hard rock died some time ago, and now it’s just decaying. It’s a style that’s practiced by bands that go to Rock on the Range or make cameos on Spike TV...

  • Girl in a Band by Kim Gordon
    Girl in a Band
    by Kim Gordon

    For most fans, Sonic Youth holds a very special and specific place in their hearts and brains. For many, they were an introduction to underground music...


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The Church
Further/Deeper
The Church Further/Deeper

The Church’s music has always existed in a cloud of hazy guitars and dreamily sung lyrics, but as hinted at with its title, the band’s latest threatens at times...

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