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the fun years – fucking milwaukee’s been hesher forever Ever since I was little I’ve always dreamt about having a machine that could just translate your thoughts instantly and directly into word form and transcribe them onto the page. When I was young, these were happy-faced, benevolent machines that always kept your privacy and never […]


Here’s a list of major new releases for the week of July 2, 2013. Please feel free to request reviews for any of the following albums from staff or contributors. A Great Big Pile Of Leaves – You’re Always On My Mind (Topshelf Records) Big Black Cloud – Black Friday (Eolian Empire) Billy Woods – […]


Hey folks, We’ve made a bunch of changes to the system: – Tags on band pages now update every 15 minutes instead of instantly. – ‘Third’ genres should no longer appear unless they have at least 15% of the total votes. – Non-approved tags will no longer appear on band pages or navigation. – Mods […]


Hey folks, We’ve launched a brand new tagging system for genres. Please use this thread to report any bugs or suggestions you might have. There will likely be a lot of volatility in the first few days as tags get updated. Please be patient throughout this process.


Following the electro abomination that was 2009’s ‘In This Light and On This Evening’, even fans of English indie-rock band Editors could be forgiven for approaching their follow-up ‘The Weight of Your Love’ with equal parts trepidation and dread. Anthemic, stadium-baiting lead single ‘A Ton of Love’ helped allay fears a little, although even the […]


On July the 26th-28th, the Fort Adams State Park in Newport, Rhode Island will once again play host to the annual Newport Folk Festival. A staple of both the town and the festival circuit, the Newport Folk Festival was first established in 1959 as a counterpart to the already established Newport Jazz Festival. The festival […]


Yesterday, it was discovered that Kim Kardashian and Kanye West have named their child North. That’s right. North West. And maybe it’s because they actually decided to name their child a stupid pun a precocious seventh grader might come up with when pressed to come up with a name for a baby with the surname […]


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My first experience with event production company the Do LaB came about in what I imagine was a similar way for many unfamiliar with the groundbreaking visual artist collective – the Oasis tent at Coachella, where the relentless heat is blessedly filtered through a prism of high-pressure water for a few merciful moments. People came […]


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As promised, we want to whet your collective appetite for what the site’s tagging system and band pages will potentially look like (as you know, things are subject to change, but as of now, the owner’s on pace to start rolling this out sometime in Q3!). Click the images to enlarge. There is a high […]


Here’s a list of major new releases for the week of June 18, 2013. Please feel free to request reviews for any of the following albums from staff or contributors. 3OH!3 – Omens (Atlantic) Anton Zap – Water (Apollo) Austra – Olympia (Domino Recording Co.) Chimp Change – Type Zero Civilization (Chimp Change/Bandcamp) Circa – […]


Some background, if you’ll forgive me. In the early 1990s, a group of friends from Louisville, Kentucky, went to a Jodeci concert in their hometown. After apparently coercing a security guard into letting them backstage, the group met with Donald DeGrate, Jr., also known as DeVante Swing, the de facto leader of Jodeci. They came […]


Here’s a list of major new releases for the week of June 11, 2013. Please feel free to request reviews for any of the following albums from staff or contributors. The 88 – Fortune Teller (The 88) Alison Moyet – The Minutes (Metropolis Records) Andrew Stockdale – Keep Moving (Caroline/Universal) Aoife O’Donovan – Fossils (Yep […]


Here’s a list of major new releases for the week of June 4th, 2013. Please feel free to request reviews for any of the following albums from staff or contributors. Anarbor – Burnout (Hopeless Records) Big Black Delta – Big Black Delta (Masters Of Bates) Big Deal – June Gloom (Mute) Camera Obscura – Desire […]


Wales-based Godsticks is one of the best new progressive rock groups. The trio’s unique symbiosis of jazz fusion, rock and pop is in a class by itself. Their second full length The Envisage Conundrum continues to expand on the outfit’s style, embracing a heavier sonic approach while retaining the distinctly melodic qualities of their excellent […]


‘Cranley Gardens’ by Church of Misery (taken from their upcoming album Thy Kingdom Scum) ————————————————————————————————————————————– Church of Misery have been through a lot since originally forming back in 1995. The band was founded by Tatsu Mikami (bass guitar) after the breakup of his thrash metal band, Salem. He wanted to do something that reflected his […]


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