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Portugal. The Man – The Satanic Satanist

Portugal. The Man – The Satanic Satanist

“The Satanic Satanist” is kinda like your best friends girlfriend. Not so much in the – girl you pine after in secret because your best friend is “totally not good enough for her” and it should totally be you she’s boning, Rick Springfield way. And not like that movie Chasing...

By Delicious
Major Lazer – Guns Don’t Kill People…Lazers Do

Major Lazer – Guns Don’t Kill People…Lazers Do

The story goes that Jamaican music was born when the AM footprint of soul stations in the Florida Keys finally fell over the island. In the collision of the traditional island music and the robust groove of rhythm and blues was born reggae music, bass-driven but syncopated unlike anything in...

By BillP
That Fucking Tank – Tanknology

That Fucking Tank – Tanknology

Holy shit. There’s a lot of questionable band names out there, some are plain odd, some turn out to be pretty good and fit the music quite well, and some just work, for some reason. Never has a name been more apt for a band, than That Fucking Tank. “Tanknology”...

By Lemon
jj – jj n° 2

jj – jj n° 2

I like a bit of mystery in music. What can I tell you about jj? Well, “they’re” Swedish. That’s evident enough from the sound of “their” music. Are they even a they? The label behind releasing their first single, jj no° 1, and now the brand new full-length jj no°...

By Heard
Fischerspooner – Entertainment

Fischerspooner – Entertainment

I used to be a respectable masochist. I would cut myself with razors stolen from my mother’s disused Lady Bics. I would put cigarettes out on my forearm. I would date drug-loving half-lesbians and vomit alongside them at unisex stalls imagining all the other guys they fucked at summer stock...

By Charles
Eyedea and Abilities – By The Throat

Eyedea and Abilities – By The Throat

Memo to Hip Hop/Rap: The late 1990’s DID happen. Rap-rock was a thing; a very unfortunate, shameful thing. Limp Bizkit, Papa Roach and Linkin Park ruined and undid whatever it was that Run DMC-Aerosmith and the Beastie Boys ever did to prove this would be a wonderful marriage of genres...

By Delicious
Julian Plenti – Julian Plenti Is….Skyscraper

Julian Plenti – Julian Plenti Is….Skyscraper

Come ye, Interpol fans, gather round. Julian Plenti is the side project of Paul Banks, lead singer of moody post punk/indie band, Interpol. While at first the logic behind Julian Plenti is…. may seem questionable, scratch the surface and Skyscraper (That’s what i’m calling it from now on, the actual...

By Lemon
Legowelt – Amiga Railroad Adventures

Legowelt – Amiga Railroad Adventures

It’s inspiring to hear the quality of music that can be produced using “dated” technology. I terms of technological advanced, in an age where we have biblically powerful computers and mind blowingly complex programs and software at our disposal, you really wouldn’t think about delving into the past. But then...

By Heard
Cunninlynguists – Strange Journey Volume One

Cunninlynguists – Strange Journey Volume One

Bands like Vampire Weekend really bother me because their name sounds pretty badass, but their music is actually kinda flowery and hollow. I actually picture pixies playing harps, bouncing on daisies when I listen to Vampire Weekend. Pretty much the exact opposite of badass; or maybe that’s what vampires do...

By Delicious
Kong – Snake Magnet

Kong – Snake Magnet

It’s often said that the sign of a mental person is the fact that they believe themselves to be completely normal. They carry on living their lives in their own unique way, it’s everyone else that has the problem. Snake Magnet, the debut album from Oceansize offshoot Kong, is that...

By Lemon
Explosions In The Sky @ The Hollywood Palladium June 27th 2009

Explosions In The Sky @ The Hollywood Palladium June 27th 2009

Hollywood was treated to some of West Texas’s finest musicians when Explosions in the Sky played at the Hollywood Palladium on June 27th 2009. Seeing as Explosions hadn’t headlined a tour in nearly a year, and this was the first show of their 10th Anniversary Tour, there was a lot...

By Big Ben
Sonic Youth – The Eternal

Sonic Youth – The Eternal

I practically feel like Thurston, Kim, Lee, and Steve are old friends of mine by now, which means I tend to overlook or easily forgive their weirder tendencies and bad ideas. Which isn’t to say The Eternal is a bad record, because there are some totally awesome moments and even...

By Squeri