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No need to bury the lede – I’m not sure if Aphex Twin was the “best” set I saw all weekend, but it was certainly the one that most thoroughly reduced my brain to a quivering, sizzling mass of pink goo by the time it was over. I imagine they had to close the Mojave […]


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Astronauts – “Flame Exchange” There are the songs of the decade that you know, and then there’s the ones you don’t. “Flame Exchange” is the emotional centerpiece of Astronauts’ 2014 debut album Hollow Ponds, a somber and all-acoustic record about the depression and hallucinations suffered by Dan Carney as he lied in a hospital, bed-ridden […]


Brand New – “In The Water” When I consider what my favorite song is from Science Fiction – the only album Brand New released in the past decade – it always comes down to the same five songs, and an argument could be made for each one equally as well.  For the longest time I […]


It was many things, but it certainly wasn’t a landmark. Twenty years old this year, Coachella may be only one year away from legal drinking age, but as it continues to age into a Frankenstein of elite production values, Top 40-busting lineups, corporate greed, and increasingly bonkers art design and food options, it still can […]


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Damien Rice – “It Takes A Lot To Know A Man” “If Damien Rice told me that the reason it took him eight years to release a new album was because it took him six years to write ‘It Takes A Lot To Know A Man’, I’d probably be okay with it.” -Me, in my […]


Here’s a list of major new releases for the week of April 19, 2019.  Please feel free to request reviews for any of the following albums from staff and/or contributors.   – List of Releases: April 19, 2019 – 1000Eyes: Jesus On Mars Genre: Rock Label: 1001 Stoned Allegaeon: Apoptosis Genre: Melodic Death Metal/Progressive Label: Metal […]


Nobody else alive can do what Childish Gambino is doing. It’s not a matter of outstanding talent in any one area: he’s far outranked at rapping by Earl, Danny and Vince, can’t dominate a singing feature like Anderson .Paak, hasn’t yet pulled together a concept album the likes of which make big waves in the […]


Here’s a list of major new releases for the week of April 12, 2019.  Please feel free to request reviews for any of the following albums from staff and/or contributors.   – List of Releases: April 12, 2019 – All Tvvins: Just to Exist Genre: Indie-Rock/Alternative Label: Faction Anderson .Paak: Ventura Genre: R&B/Soul/Hip-Hop Label: Aftermath/12 Tone […]


A Singer Must Die: Cohen, Keats and Lil Peep John Keats, the English Romantic, died in 1821. That his now-famous sonnet, ‘When I Have Fears’, was published decades after the fact is of a grotesque class of ironies I’d much sooner forget. In its most bastardised form, it reads: When I have fears that I […]


On the very first podcast, we talk about Christian Scott Atunde Adjuah, Moon Tooth, Billie Eillish, Lentic Waters, and Lord Snow, as well as our recent pickups and projects. It’s a hoot and a half. Featuring: The Spirit, Hesperus, Neekafat, MarsKid, and Bloon!


M83 – “Wait” It’s a little bit of a relief when I know exactly what song is going to represent an artist for the decade.  Barring a last minute 2019 LP (which could happen – they teased that an album is coming ‘soon’), they’ve only released two albums in the last ten years – 2011’s […]


At the time of writing this, I don’t know where Remorse are from, I don’t know when they formed, I don’t know even who they are. What I do know that they are an oppressively harsh sludge group that offers a blackened, noisy approach to the kind of metal played by bands like Dystopia, Grief, […]


Here’s a list of major new releases for the week of April 5, 2019.  Please feel free to request reviews for any of the following albums from staff and/or contributors.   – List of Releases: April 5, 2019 – Ages and Ages: Me You They We Genre: Indie-Pop/Rock Label: Needle and Thread Records Bella Novela: Incinerate […]


Welp, it’s March 31st, possibly April 1st, so you know what that means. Is your March Madness bracket more busted than Kyle Ahrens’ ankle or Chuma Okeke’s ACL? Did your baseball team start off on a roaring 162-0 pace before regression towards the shit kicked in real, real hard? Fear not, people who don’t even […]


Childish Gambino – “Me and Your Mama” I’m not a diehard Childish Gambino fan.  In fact, I’ll fess up and admit right now that I’ve never even listened to any of his hip-hop albums.  It’s a problem.  I’m working on it.  But in the meanwhile, I have heard his funk/soul album “Awaken, My Love!”, and […]


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