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Moon Duo
Occult Architecture Vol. 1
Feb 16, 2017 | by | No Comments | Read →

I came late to Moon Duo via stumbling across frontman Ripley Johnson’s rundown of his favorite psych records in The Guardian. (Johnson also plays guitar in Wooden...


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  • The Godfathers A Big Bad Beautiful Noise
    The Godfathers
    A Big Bad Beautiful Noise

    The cliche is that rock & roll is a young man’s game. But as we’re currently in a constant flow of bands reuniting it seems that more people are realizing that...

  • Surfer Blood Snowdonia
    Surfer Blood
    Snowdonia

    In their relatively short existence, Floridian band Surfer Blood have had quite the wild ride. After their self-produced debut record, Astro Coast, they were...

  • Japandroids Near to the Wild Heart of Life
    Japandroids
    Near to the Wild Heart of Life

    I really like the Japandroids, and so I hope they have a long, prolific career, with a lot more highs than lows. Unfortunately, this uninspired release, Near...

  • Cloud Nothings Life Without Sound
    Cloud Nothings
    Life Without Sound

    Early on, Cloud Nothings seemed like they were on the verge of falling in line with the recent pop-punk/emo resurgence, a la Modern Baseball or...


Album Reviews

Moon Duo
Occult Architecture Vol. 1
Moon Duo Occult Architecture Vol. 1

I came late to Moon Duo via stumbling across frontman Ripley Johnson’s rundown of his favorite psych records in The Guardian. (Johnson also plays guitar in Wooden...

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