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Alice Bag, Blueprint
Bush Tetras, Take the Fall

May 17th, 2018  |  by  |  published in Album Reviews | Leave A Comment »

Alice Bag, Blueprint Bush Tetras, Take the Fall Punk rock was still genuinely dangerous as the ‘70s melted away into the ‘80s. Even in major cities like Los Angeles and New York, being a punk meant being

Mount Eerie
Now Only

May 17th, 2018  |  by  |  published in Album Reviews | Leave A Comment »

Mount Eerie Now Only Using your life as fodder for your art seems to be the expected default when you’re a musician. But that can be as much of a burden as it a free license. There’s

Seun Kuti & Egypt 80
Black Times

May 6th, 2018  |  by  |  published in Album Reviews | Leave A Comment »

Seun Kuti & Egypt 80 Black Times One of the hardest things for a musician is to be a child following in your parent’s footsteps. That shadow can be long and unforgiving. For every

The Damned
Evil Spirits

May 3rd, 2018  |  by  |  published in Album Reviews | Leave A Comment »

The Damned Evil Spirits I know what you’re probably thinking because I’ve already been there myself. I love The Damned to pieces, but don’t necessarily want to hear anything new by them

Hide
Castration Anxiety

April 25th, 2018  |  by  |  published in Album Reviews | Leave A Comment »

Hide Castration Anxiety Heather Gabel isn’t hiding from anyone. Not anymore. She and percussionist Seth Sher are quite blunt throughout Castration Anxiety, the duo’s debut

Superchunk
What a Time to Be Alive

April 17th, 2018  |  by  |  published in Album Reviews | Leave A Comment »

Superchunk What a Time to Be Alive It’s fair to say that over their near 30-year career Superchunk has never made a bad album. That’s notable for just about any band, let alone one completely left

The Men
Drift

April 12th, 2018  |  by  |  published in Album Reviews | Leave A Comment »

The Men Drift For a long stretch of their career, The Men never lacked for identity, despite making a gargantuan shift to their sound. In their first phase (through Leave

The Monochrome Set
Maisieworld

April 3rd, 2018  |  by  |  published in Album Reviews | Leave A Comment »

The Monochrome Set Maisieworld Shoutout to the bands that can’t seem to stop being a band no matter what the world throws at them. History tends to flatten out the past to only include

Oneida
Romance

March 21st, 2018  |  by  |  published in Album Reviews | Leave A Comment »

Oneida Romance Romance presents Brooklyn avant-rock juggernaut Oneida at its punchiest and most concise. The band’s first studio album since 2012’s sprawling A List of

Hurry
Every Little Thought

March 12th, 2018  |  by  |  published in Album Reviews | Leave A Comment »

Hurry Every Little Thought In 2017, hip-hop surpassed rock as our country’s most popular genre. It’s hard to be surprised, after all, is there any modern rock artist out there of Kendrick