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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 […]


It seems slightly blasphemous to have to type it out like this – and believe you me I’m still wincing slightly at this point – but the album that truly taught me how to love the Deftones’ music was Koi No Yokan. But while I now understand that it is far from their best work (that […]


I’ve recently interviewed Steve Colca, the frontman for up-and-coming doom metallers, Destroyer Of Light. Hailing from Austin, TX, the outfit released their well-received debut EP last year, and now they’re just about to hit the road for their most extensive tour to date. Could you tell me how your musical path started? What inspired you […]


Having been released earlier this year, ‘Riptide’ isn’t a brand spanking new tune, but given it would have barely been heard around these parts, I thought it would be well worth spotlighting. It’s creator is Vance Joy, a pseudonym for 25 year-old Melbourne singer-songwriter James Keogh. Talk about a rags to riches story: Just 4 […]


Here’s a list of major new releases for the week of May 28, 2013. Please feel free to request reviews for any of the following albums from staff or contributors. Alex Bleeker & The Freaks – How Far Away (Woodsist) Alice In Chains – The Devil Put Dinosaurs Here (Virgin Commercial Marketing/Universal) Anvil – Hope […]


Here’s a list of major new releases for the week of May 21, 2013. Please feel free to request reviews for any of the following albums from staff or contributors. 30 Seconds To Mars – Love, Lust, Faith + Dreams (Virgin/Universal) Alpine – A Is For Alpine (Votiv) Amos Slade – Hungry Earth (Sodak Media […]


There is a moment right after the first chorus in “Ezekiel 7 and the Permanent Efficacy of Grace” from which the song can go anywhere.  Two piano chords wobble on a tightrope, back and forth, and one can’t help but wonder if perhaps the song is just going to end at that point, the soft […]


Here’s a list of major new releases for the week of May 14, 2013. Please feel free to request reviews for any of the following albums from staff or contributors. The Abramson Singers – Late Riser (Copperspine Records) Adult. – The Way Things Fall (Ghostly International) Agnetha Fältsko – A (Verve) Amy Grant – How […]


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