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Suspirians
Ti Bon Ange

July 13th, 2017  |  by  |  published in Album Reviews | 1 Comment »

Suspirians Ti Bon Ange In Voodoo belief, the soul is made of two parts. The ti bon ange, literally “little good angel,” is the part of the soul that contains the individual qualities of a

BMX Bandits
BMX Bandits Forever

July 2nd, 2017  |  by  |  published in Album Reviews | Leave A Comment »

BMX Bandits BMX Bandits Forever Like fellow Scots The Vaselines, whose Eugene Kelly was once a member and whose Francis McKee was in principal Bandit Duglas Stewart’s prior

Mark Mulcahy
The Possum in the Driveway

June 4th, 2017  |  by  |  published in Album Reviews | Leave A Comment »

Mark Mulcahy The Possum in the Driveway With reunions by Miracle Legion and Polaris during the past few years, as well as a tribute album featuring such big names as Radiohead and Michael

Sylvan Esso
What Now

May 29th, 2017  |  by  |  published in Album Reviews | Leave A Comment »

Sylvan Esso What Now There was no way to foresee a band like Sylvan Esso before they actually appeared. Coming from North Carolina, a state not known as a hotbed for

Forest Swords
Compassion

May 26th, 2017  |  by  |  published in Album Reviews | Leave A Comment »

Forest Swords Compassion Matthew Barnes’ work as Forest Swords is definitely an acquired taste. It’s not music you’d ever play at a party, and little of it is pretty or even pleasant. The

Wooden Wand
Clipper Ship

May 25th, 2017  |  by  |  published in Album Reviews | Leave A Comment »

Wooden Wand Clipper Ship To call James Jackson Toth prolific is an understatement. A brief glance at his catalog shows a body of work that may seem daunting to anyone who

Mew
Visuals

May 22nd, 2017  |  by  |  published in Album Reviews | Leave A Comment »

Mew Visuals While change is inevitable—especially over the course of 20 years—Danish band Mew had its hand forced when founding guitarist Bo Madsen left in 2015

Mark Lanegan Band
Gargoyle

May 18th, 2017  |  by  |  published in Album Reviews | Leave A Comment »

Mark Lanegan Band Gargoyle No disrespect, but who would have thought that Screaming Trees alumnus Mark Lanegan would turn out to be the versatile journeyman he’s become

Actress
AZD

May 16th, 2017  |  by  |  published in Album Reviews | Leave A Comment »

Actress AZD For too long in America, electronic music has been boiled down to either fist-in-the-air Day-Glo EDM, or more broadly what’s commonly labeled as

Black Lips
Satan’s Graffiti or God’s Art?

May 11th, 2017  |  by  |  published in Album Reviews | Leave A Comment »

Black Lips Satan’s Graffiti or God’s Art? For most of their career, the Black Lips have been anything but tepid. Over the course of six solid albums ranging from their raw self-titled 2003 debut