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Toro y Moi
What For?
Apr 9, 2015 | by | No Comments | Read →

Chaz Bundick’s been flexing his songwriting muscles a lot lately. Under the guise of Les Sins on last year’s Michael and now on his fourth long-player as...


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  • Calexico Edge of the Sun
    Calexico
    Edge of the Sun

    Since 1997, Calexico has lived up to the promise of its name. Drawing on Mexican music traditions, they’ve created a soundtrack to desert living with a dose...

  • Passion Pit Kindred
    Passion Pit
    Kindred

    Passion Pit, the solo project as poptronica band of Michael Angelakos, has always assumed a baby face. As on “I’ll Be Alright,” “Carried Away” (of...

  • Donny McCaslin Fast Future
    Donny McCaslin
    Fast Future

    Donny McCaslin, a leading light as saxophonist and bandleader in contemporary jazz, returns with Fast Future. This new record expands upon and refines the work...

  • Fred Thomas All Are Saved
    Fred Thomas
    All Are Saved

    If you spent even a modicum of time listening to college radio in the early 2000s you likely stumbled upon Michigan’s Saturday Looks Good To Me...


Album Reviews

Toro y Moi
What For?
Toro y Moi What For?

Chaz Bundick’s been flexing his songwriting muscles a lot lately. Under the guise of Les Sins on last year’s Michael and now on his fourth long-player as...

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What’s the Rumpus?

Devo
Hardcore Devo Live!
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Though this site’s Ohio bias is well-known, I don’t think too many people will dispute the idea that Akron-born-and-bred electronic provocateurs Devo are a...

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Past Perfect

Simple Minds
Sparkle in the Rain
Simple Minds Sparkle in the Rain

Released 31 years ago, Simple Minds’ seventh album, Sparkle in the Rain, remains an astounding work and the artistic pinnacle of the Glaswegian band’s...

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Biblio Files

New Order
by Kevin Cummins
New Order by Kevin Cummins

In recent years, it seems like there has been no shortage of books to emerge from the Joy Division/New Order camp. A compendium of the notebooks of deceased...

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Primitive Futures

An Interview with
Dick Diver
An Interview withDick Diver

Dick Diver, despite the alliteration, isn't a name that rolls off the tongue. Even as a reference to an F. Scott Fitzgerald character, it also doesn't do much to...

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