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Edsel – The Everlasting Belt Company and Detroit Folly (Reissued and Remastered)

Edsel – The Everlasting Belt Company and Detroit Folly (Reissued and Remastered)

Ed. Note: Since we’re considering two albums in this review and would prefer to avoid confusion, cover art can (as well as track listing) can be found at the bottom of the page. Edsel were a criminally undersung component of D.C.’s ‘90s post-punk / indie rock heyday. Granted, the ‘90s...

Review by Brandon Gentry
PUJOL – Nasty, Brutish, and Short

PUJOL – Nasty, Brutish, and Short

You heard it here first, folks: garage rock rules. Everything about it just rooooollllzzz. Its shamelessly suburban roots (who else has garages but suburban kids?). Its caffeinated stomp. Its pent up sexual energy and bored adolescent aggression. Its volume. Not for nothing did garage give birth to punk, promoting energy...

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Dananananaykroyd – There Is A Way

Dananananaykroyd – There Is A Way

Dananananaykroyd are from Glasgow, and their name is ridiculous. Infuriatingly ridiculous. Usually, a band with a name this stupid (it’s like the Batman theme had sex with Dan Aykroyd, get it?) wouldn’t make it through the front door, you know? “What are you guys called? Danana… never mind. Heel and...

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Unknown Mortal Orchestra – Unknown Mortal Orchestra

Unknown Mortal Orchestra – Unknown Mortal Orchestra

As far as charmingly shaggy basement/bedroom projects go, Unknown Mortal Orchestra shouldn’t be missed. The brainchild of Ruban Nielson, guitarist in late Portland-by-way-of-Aukland, NZ noise poppers the Mint Chicks (they were on Flying Nun, so you know they were good), UMO matches hooks to beats – some organic, some programmed...

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Young Widows – In and Out of Youth and Lightness

Young Widows – In and Out of Youth and Lightness

Young Widows are serious, man. They don’t fool around. And they don’t take jokes. These Kentucky gentlemen rock with the kind of furious, beetle-browed intensity patented by fellow Louisvillians Slint, rad Cali spazzes Drive Like Jehu, and Dischord’s ‘90s roster (case in point: singer/guitarist Evan Patterson and singer/bassist Nick Thieneman...

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White Denim – D

White Denim – D

The time: deep summer, 1976. The place: a lake, or possibly a quarry. The scene: a raucous bar-be-que, the scent of grilled meats, cold beer, cheap weed, and sweaty bodies comingling in a seasonal bouquet of good times and bad decisions. The sounds: White Denim’s D. Over the course of...

Review by Brandon Gentry