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Orenda Fink – Ask The Night

Orenda Fink – Ask The Night

To say Orenda Fink draws heavily from her influences would probably be an understatement. Ask The Night sounds something like a Frankenstein monster made up of Led Zeppelin’s folkier leanings (think “Going to California”), Neil Young’s songwriting and themes, and Emmylou Harris’s vocal techniques. But as they say, the whole...

By Kevin
Lil Wayne – No Ceilings(mixtape)

Lil Wayne – No Ceilings(mixtape)

Track Listing: 1. Swag Surfin’ 2. Ice Cream Paint Job 3. D.O.A. 4. Interlude 5. Wasted 6. Watch My Shoes 7. Break Up ft. Short Dawg & Gudda Gudda 8. Banned From TV 9. Throw It In The Bag (Remix) 10. I Think I Love Her ft. Tyga & Shanell...

By Delicious
V.A. – Hyperdub 5: Five Years Of Hyperdub

V.A. – Hyperdub 5: Five Years Of Hyperdub

To celebrate the fifth birthday of Steve Goodman’s forward thinking Electronic label, Hyperdub, Mr Goodman has put together a 2 disc collection of tunes both old, rare and new. With the Hyperdub 5: Five Years Of Hyperdub compilation we’re treated to some of the biggest names and freshest producers covering...

By Heard
Q-Tip – Kamaal the Abstract

Q-Tip – Kamaal the Abstract

This album sucked. No need to bury the lead with meandering personal stories or comparisons that may or may not work. After seeing Q-Tip live I was fairly excited to see Kamaal The Abstract just released. Looking back now, I gotta ask myself why? I mean, the obvious answer is...

By Delicious
Lightning Bolt – Earthly Delights

Lightning Bolt – Earthly Delights

God, I want to like this record. I want it to consume me wholly and lead me blind into the neon nation screaming obscenities through my checkered beard as terrorist cum art project on a fixed gear piece of shit I spent way too much time and money on with...

By Charles
Neon Indian – Psychic Chasms

Neon Indian – Psychic Chasms

It’s become increasingly difficult for new artists to try and do anything with synths that hasn’t already been done before. Even with commercially successful artists like MGMT and Hot Chip, their influences are easily traceable, and while they make for great electronic pop artitsts, therein lies their problem. It’s hard...

By Lemon
Treasure Island 2009 – Flaming Lips – The Decemberists – Beirut – Walkmen

Treasure Island 2009 – Flaming Lips – The Decemberists – Beirut – Walkmen

MGMT, Girl Talk, MSTRKRFT, Brazilian Girls, The Streets, Passion Pit and Murs all on the same day on an island in the San Francisco Bay? Sounds like Day 1 of the 2009 Treasure Island Music Festival, arguably the better of the several San Francisco summer music festivals. Only, Pinpoint Music...

By Big Ben
A Place To Bury Strangers – Exploding Head

A Place To Bury Strangers – Exploding Head

A Place To Bury Strangers make exactly the sort of music that people from older generations think that people from this generation listen to. At least, they do now, thanks to Exploding Head. The band’s 2007 self titled album, whilst now nearly universally regarded as a solid album of noisey...

By Lemon
The Avett Brothers – I and Love and You

The Avett Brothers – I and Love and You

The Avett Brothers were recently on the David Letterman show playing the title song “I and Love and You,” off of their new album. Non-related scandal from the show put aside, for most musicians this is quite an accomplishment. The brothers have played music all their lives, and are now...

By Bootsie
Fuck Buttons – Tarot Sport

Fuck Buttons – Tarot Sport

Fuck Buttons are a band whose name has always seemed to carry more weight than their actual music. “Fuck Buttons are playing at [insert festival].” “Cool! I really love that song….y’know..that….um…”. Whilst their 2008 debut Street Horrrsing was released to critical acclaim from artsy music types, I personally remained unimpressed....

By Lemon
Brother Ali – Us

Brother Ali – Us

Remember the first time you heard Jurassic 5 and you were like, “yeah all that harmonization is nice, but who was that one guy?” Without any further explanation everyone knew exactly what you meant. And then before you knew it, you started hearing that one guy all over the place....

By Delicious
Ethernet – 144 Pulsations of Light

Ethernet – 144 Pulsations of Light

Good things are afoot yet again for independent experimental record label Kranky. The Chicago based duo running the highly revered imprint have been releasing some of the most influential and groundbreaking material within the experimental Electronics and eerie Ambient circles and the brand new debut full-length from Ethernet is in...

By Heard