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Tim Hecker – An Imaginary Country

Tim Hecker – An Imaginary Country

I don’t understand this place, this time but in a hundred years I know that I will be ash, at my best. Cold mending rot and soil somewhere forgotten by the kin that never came to keep me, if our long tradition persists. But that’s then, isn’t it? And in...

By Charles
NOFX – Coaster

NOFX – Coaster

NOFX Coaster   Who ever said Punk was dead?!…oh yeah, I did…except for NOFX.  One of the only bands that has managed to walk the razorblade dichotomy of ‘successful punk’ album after album while staying true to what punk should  represent.  The very idea of being punk is to be...

By Wedsie
Black Joe Lewis & the Honeybears – Tell Em What Your Name Is

Black Joe Lewis & the Honeybears – Tell Em What Your Name Is

Austin’s got soul baby, but you already knew that, from W.C. Clark to Janis Joplin. Texas now has a fresh face along with a new attitude. Black Joe Lewis & the Honeybears, lead by the explosive showmen Black Joe Lewis, and backed by a tight seven-piece. This young acclaimed band...

By JC
Preslav Literary School – Beautiful Was the Time

Preslav Literary School – Beautiful Was the Time

A soft scatter from static and the voice loops, determined to be heard among the din and chirping birds. The wails of strangers hum in other rooms. Holy places, perhaps. Alchemists bleeding life into their sullen gold mourning as if that sacrifice might shed some magic into the mosaic of...

By Charles
Zero Boys – Vicious Circle

Zero Boys – Vicious Circle

As much as I love hardcore punk, good lord it all sounds the same. And while one could argue that Zero Boys have a different perspective and take on the genre since they sprouted out of Indianapolis, a place where there was virtually no punk scene to speak of, as...

By Squeri
Crippled Black Phoenix – 200 Tons of Bad Luck

Crippled Black Phoenix – 200 Tons of Bad Luck

200 Tons of Bad Luck has been stuck on play since I first listened to it a few months back. This album will rate high with fans of the post-rock genre in particular, but is a recommended listen to anyone who enjoys a rock...

By Big Ben
The Bird and the Bee – Ray Guns Are Not Just the Future

The Bird and the Bee – Ray Guns Are Not Just the Future

Here The Bird and the Bee serve up something out of Alice and Wonderland mixed with memories of your mom singing you to sleep; repetitive, soothing, and charming. Ray Guns, the follow up to The Bird and the Bee’s first self titled album, is about what you would expect from...

By Lo
Failures

Failures

They don’t care. Faster. Harder. Louder. Now. In short demand and shorter supply. A curt response to the great “If you have to ask you’ll never know” but you just might if you stick around a few minutes longer. You might as well. It’ll never happen again. Not this lifetime,...

By Charles
Harlem Shakes – Technicolor Health

Harlem Shakes – Technicolor Health

Allow me to take a moment to recount my brief and heady love affair with the Harlem Shakes. We met almost three years ago at a show in Newport, KY as I watched them completely blow headliners Tapes n’ Tapes out of the fucking water. Convinced I had just seen...

By Squeri