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Dum Dum Girls

Dum Dum Girls

So, now everyone sounds like the Shop Assistants, huh? All right. That’s cool. My girlfriend introduced me to the Shop Assistants 20 some years too fucking late but that’s cool because now I have to fucking hear about the Vivian fucking Girls every fucking where I go and I want...

By Charles
Hollywood Undead – Swan Songs

Hollywood Undead – Swan Songs

This album really...

By Wedsie
Blank Dogs – Seconds

Blank Dogs – Seconds

Blanks Dogs is. And does. Simply. Endlessly. Effortlessly, it seems. Drowning in the filaments between the moribund haze of Faith and the nervous epilepsy of “Shadowplay” but warmer, somehow. Closer. Nearer in spite of the woefully affected delay. Perhaps because it’s just one man. Mike. A gentle, balding record store...

By Charles
Yeah Yeah Yeahs – It’s Blitz!

Yeah Yeah Yeahs – It’s Blitz!

The Yeah Yeah Yeahs have shown a willingness to evolve and expand with each release. First came the garage blast of their early work, through to the gorgeous pop sensibility of Maps, their biggest hit, and onto the more reserved, mature rock of the last album, Show Your Bones. It’s...

By coelho
BLK JKS – Mystery EP

BLK JKS – Mystery EP

BLK JKS debut EP gets reissued this month on the formidable indie label force that is Secretly Canadian records, effectively quadrupling their distribution across the United States and beyond. And this EP deserves it, if for no other reason than the opening track “Lakeside.” The four cool-headed gentlemen behind BLK...

By Squeri
Live Review – Cursive – Casbah – 3-14-09

Live Review – Cursive – Casbah – 3-14-09

There are few greater joys in a music fans life than getting to see a band with a following as large as Cursive playing in a 200 person local venue, like San Diego’s Casbah. Three years since their last album Cursive is on tour again, fresh off releasing, “Mama, I’m...

By Big Ben
Town Bike – Go! Fight! Win!

Town Bike – Go! Fight! Win!

Where do Town Bike get off? Are they really as punky and badass as they claim to be in, well, every single song on their debut “Go! Fight! Win!”? “You’re just a loser and I’m in Town...

By Squeri
Mi Ami – Watersports

Mi Ami – Watersports

Mi Ami is a trio based out of San Francisco comprised of singer / guitarist Daniel Martin-McCormick, bassist Jacob Long and drummer Damon Palermo. Martin-McCormick and Long have played together in several bands, the most prominent of which being Black Eyes, a hyper-rhythmic experimental punk band. They have managed to...

By coelho
Rodrigo y Gabriela – Live In Japan

Rodrigo y Gabriela – Live In Japan

Yet another insane specimen of live musical performance from Rodrigo y Gabriela - I recommend it for anyone who has any inkling of appreciation for the beauty of acoustic guitar. Hopefully it will inspire you to see them live at any expense. AN ABSOLUTELY, POSITIVELY MUST-SEE LIVE...

By Wedsie
Anamanaguchi – Dawn Metropolis

Anamanaguchi – Dawn Metropolis

Anamanaguchi are in the strange position of being a novelty within a novelty. They’re apart of the endlessly fascinating chiptune niche-genre, a tight-knit community of avant-electronic musicians that have harnessed the sounds of their Game Boys and Super Nintendos to make dance and electronic music, led by the forerunning label...

By Squeri
Obits – I Blame You

Obits – I Blame You

Obits’ 7”, from Stint Records, “One Cross Apiece” b/w “Put It in Writing” was the glancing dinner bell making sure everyone got to the table on-time; the new LP “I Blame You” (Sub-Pop) is the hot home cooked meal. Obits new album comes with high expectations. Then again that comes...

By Big Ben
Asobi Seksu – Hush

Asobi Seksu – Hush

Like "Citrus" was, "Hush" is a good Dream Pop album with pretty textures and some very good songs, but "Hush" is not a 2009 album. "Hush could have come out as the bonus disc to either of Asobi Seksu's previous albums, not much has changed stylistically since the band's...

By mcelroy