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Reflection Eternal – Talib Kweli/ Hi Tek- Belly Up 8-10-09

Reflection Eternal – Talib Kweli/ Hi Tek- Belly Up 8-10-09

Train of Thought is in my unofficial top 5 hip hop albums released in the last 20 years. When Kweli and Tek went to work on their own projects in the early 00s it was all about personal growth, and separately both laid down some of their most adventurous tracks during...

By Big Ben
Gray Young – Firmament

Gray Young – Firmament

You know this record. It’s written in you. On some autumn day when the sun sets red and mournful and the moon keeps her shape, the same place that she’s held forever, it seems. Pocked and lonely. Full of young American dreams, Russian adventure. The hopes of countless gap-toothed boys...

By Charles
Simian Mobile Disco – Temporary Pleasure

Simian Mobile Disco – Temporary Pleasure

The Manchester based electronic duo of James Ford and Jas Shaw have always managed to maintain a standard which was a cut above their contemporaries. Bands like Justice, MSTRKRFT, Digitalism…..all did the job for the Thursday nights out on the dancefloor, but for some reason its always felt like Simian...

By Lemon
J.D. Webb – Video & Interview – ‘The Introduction’

J.D. Webb – Video & Interview – ‘The Introduction’

Amidst the brick walls of an elusive and undisclosed rehearsal studio in L.A., each brick lovingly vandalized by artists such as Janis Joplin, The Rolling Stones and The Beatles, Pinpoint Music sat down with singer/songwriter J.D. Webb and talked about the release of his new album “The Introduction”. We asked...

By Wedsie
Over Stars and Gutters – Consider This Your Curse

Over Stars and Gutters – Consider This Your Curse

These black boots are a tattered history. For years they carried me burnt, torn and ignored from show to show through wretched pulp of this city’s lazy snow. To Alphabet bars where all the whiskey living interrupted fishnet dreams. Across the blood of bolder men. Through shattered glass. Snuffed cigarettes....

By Charles
Rival Sons – Before The Fire

Rival Sons – Before The Fire

Find it at: www.rivalsons.com The Rival Sons are like rock and roll defibrillators – surging electric life back into the heart of what we thought was lost. I, for one, could not be more relieved to hear that heart beat on their debut album Before The Fire. I consider myself...

By Wedsie
Deerhunter- No Age – Dan Deacon @ Rhino’s, IN 8/5/2009

Deerhunter- No Age – Dan Deacon @ Rhino’s, IN 8/5/2009

The premise of these three bands sharing a bill together is pretty awesome. The premise of these three bands combining all of their sets into an unbroken, round robin type affair made me pretty skeptical. But holy hell did it work. With all the members of Deerhunter and No Age...

By Squeri
Jega – Variance

Jega – Variance

We all download music. Some of us use legal sources like MP3 stores, others go down a less legal route. The repercussions of the latter are often brushed over due to the ridiculous claims massive corporations make about profit loss or whatever it is that get their collective knickers in...

By Heard
Delorean – Ayrton Senna EP

Delorean – Ayrton Senna EP

It may seem strange, with summer being almost over, to be talking about an EP which exudes sun, sand and sea. But Spanish electro pop act Delorean have crafted a work that transcends a mere of the moment joy. Whilst sparkly pop acts like Passion Pit and Empire Of The...

By Lemon
Yacht – See Mystery Lights

Yacht – See Mystery Lights

Comparisons are so unfair.  They really are.  Yet, it’s the first thing anyone wants to do when describing music.   “They totally sound like…” or “Its like a cross between…”.  If I actually had any sort of musical talent and was out there creating music, it would at the very...

By Delicious
Jesu – Infinity

Jesu – Infinity

I’ve been eager to hear the brand new album by Justin Broadrick’s Jesu project for some time now. While I’ve been overly critical of his most recent work in the past, I’ve always tried to keep an open mind. Assuming that he was taking a great band and a great...

By Heard
Modest Mouse – No One’s First, and You’re Next

Modest Mouse – No One’s First, and You’re Next

They always say that B-sides are B-sides for a reason. If that’s to be accepted then, “No One’s First And You’re Next” is already off on a bad footing. Consisting of unreleased tracks from Modest Mouse’s last two albums, “Good News For People Who Love Long Album Titles”, and “We...

By Lemon