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Rancid – Let The Dominoes Fall

Rancid – Let The Dominoes Fall

Rancid is the drug I just can’t quit. When punk music was “the thing to do” I was using everyday. Wanting more, listening more; Rancid was always there when I needed to feel good–no bad-trips ever and no hangover the next day. Even when the shit wasn’t cool anymore, and...

By Delicious
Phoenix – Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix

Phoenix – Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix

Sometimes melodic, sometimes intense, indie-yet-grandiose, poppy-yet-functional and decidedly upbeat, the new album by Phoenix, Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix is a fun, charming and technically proficient addition to their established repertoire. Opening with two endearing sure hits – ‘Lisztomania’ and ‘1901’ Phoenix instantly draws listeners into it’s fast-paced, happy-go-lucky spirit then follows...

By Wedsie
UGK – UGK 4 Life

UGK – UGK 4 Life

Unless you happen to be a down-south rap, syrup sippin’ fanboy, listening to an entire UGK album sounds like a sub-par prank at best; although I can totally see some scene’d-out hipster bumping some UGK as some sort of post-ironic statement. But what happens when something you totally expect to...

By Delicious
Kettel – Myam James 2

Kettel – Myam James 2

A little over a year ago saw Kettel’s Reimer Eising release the first in a two part series of “Myam James” albums under the Sending Orbs label. The first part, scheduled to be an EP release, but arriving as one half of an LP series, came as a massive surprise...

By Heard
Superchunk – Leaves in the Gutter

Superchunk – Leaves in the Gutter

Holy SHIT, have I missed this. That wrangled glee. Mac singing like he meant it twenty years ago and more and more now that the label’s successful and Laura’s bass is still drunk and Jim and Chuck do that fucking thing they do to keep it all together somehow despite...

By Charles
Marmaduke Duke – Duke Pandemonium

Marmaduke Duke – Duke Pandemonium

Duke Pandemonium is the second installment in the band’s triple pronged conceptual discography. Featuring Simon Neil of “mon the Biff” fame, and JP reid of Sucioperro, Duke Pandemonium shuffles along in just over half an hour of funk rock. Most of what’s on offer here is instantly enjoyable, and it...

By Lemon
Torche – Meanderthal

Torche – Meanderthal

Man, I wish I was high. REAL fucking high. Senior year high. The perfect kind that comes after all the angst has rubbed off into a hundred disused gym socks and you have real live boobs to look forward to groping aimlessly. Shamelessly awkward and in defiance of the man...

By Charles
NOMO – Invisible Cities

NOMO – Invisible Cities

Last year’s Ghost Rock expanded NOMO’s sound beyond the Fela Kuti inspired jams that largely characterized their first two albums, adding in more jazz, electronic, and krautrock elements. It was also one of the best and least noticed albums of last year. Invisible Cities, their new album appropriately named after...

By coelho
Green Day – 21st Century Breakdown

Green Day – 21st Century Breakdown

The last two Green Day albums are a lot like Wendy’s Baconators. Absurdly dense with all your favorite ingredients and little nutritional value to speak of. You typically have to dare yourself to buy one as they tend to test your gag reflex from time to time, but of course,...

By Squeri
Mogwai – Live @ The Grand Ballroom, San Francisco

Mogwai – Live @ The Grand Ballroom, San Francisco

Mogwai couldn’t have chosen a better day to play the last U.S. show of this tour. The city was on display in all its San Fran-physco glory as earlier this Sunday laws ceased to exist as the annual race/parade of Bay to Breakers took place. An abnormally hot 85 degrees...

By Big Ben
Meiko – Live @ The Viper Room – Video Interview

Meiko – Live @ The Viper Room – Video Interview

Singer/songwriter Meiko recently played an exclusive show at The Viper Room in Hollywood. The event was put on by Raise Up Music and, despite being relatively un-advertised, garnered significant attention from local crowds and generated serious buzz around Sunset Boulevard. Matt Weddle (Pinpoint Music editor) and Dean Raissen (Raise Up...

By Wedsie
The Field – Yesterday and Today

The Field – Yesterday and Today

It would be fair to assume that Sweden’s Axel Willner must have been scratching his head about what to follow up 2007’s essential From Here We Go Sublime with. Whilst an hour of minimal techno and surprisingly warm electronics was well received critically and genuinely appeared as a fresh, honest...

By Lemon