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Andy Shauf – Darker Days

Andy Shauf – Darker Days

I like to think I can normally feel someone’s age through their music. Sometimes in an artist’s voice, their cadence, or the subject matter. And sometimes it’s intangible. The point is maturity has a way of coming through in music. It’s the reason that it’s so rare to hear good...

By Big Ben
Japandroids – Post-Nothing

Japandroids – Post-Nothing

Thirty five minutes really will fly in, as Japandroids have offered us a lush and expansive soundscape of naivety and hopefulness. It’s a delightfully simple premise; get your mate, crank up the volume, and set out to make honest, expansive tunes. Refreshingly however, reels of text, criticism and words are...

By Lemon
Passion Pit – Manners

Passion Pit – Manners

It strikes a balance of capturing the sound in between when you used to play the SNES and when you first started sitting proper exams. If it were a course in Mario Kart, it would be Rainbow Road. And quite frankly, that’s all the endorsement you...

By Lemon
Matt and Kim – Exclusive Interview

Matt and Kim – Exclusive Interview

Pinpoint's Greg Humber caught up with the loveable new-wave nudies at Levi’s Third Annual Powersliding competition. Held at the Santa Monica...

By Humber
The Cool Kids – Gone Fishing

The Cool Kids – Gone Fishing

What the fuck does mixtape mean anymore? Apparently it’s not just a compilation of songs from various artists put together to express how you were feeling when you’re girlfriend broke up with you in the summer of ’98. To promote the upcoming release of their second album, titled “When Fish...

By Delicious
Saito Koji – Beautiful

Saito Koji – Beautiful

Marking the 4th release from France’s SEM label comes the latest opus from Japan’s Saito Koji. Koji managed to step up to the mark and present an Ambient piece worthy of William Basinski comparisons. Here, with “Beautiful” (and not unlike his other works), he offers over a single track clocking...

By Heard
Doom – Born Like This

Doom – Born Like This

So the artist formerly known as MF Doom, has dropped the “MF” and now wants us all just to call him Doom. As far as I’m concerned, dude can call himself whatever he wants as long as he keeps releasing creepy-cool, cartoon villain, Bukowski-laced hip hop for our unappreciative asses....

By Delicious
Maybeshewill – Sing The Word Hope In Four Part Harmony

Maybeshewill – Sing The Word Hope In Four Part Harmony

You’ve got to feel a bit bad for Maybeshewill. They’ve been having a stab at this post-rock thing since 2005, and in even less time four young upstarts from Northern Ireland have no sooner supported them on tour than rise above them in the instrumental stakes. Maybeshewill seem to have...

By Lemon
Rick Ross – Deeper Than Rap

Rick Ross – Deeper Than Rap

Dear Rick Ross, in regards to your latest album “Deeper Than Rap”; what part of you or your album are you suggesting is, in fact, “deeper” than rap? I assure you it is not the generic, misogynistic, often nonsensical lyrics. It’s definitely not the forgettable beats, void of any creativity...

By Delicious
The Breeders – Fate To Fatal EP

The Breeders – Fate To Fatal EP

As far as I’m concerned, The Breeders are the reigning champions of the two-minute pop song. I wasn’t quite certain before, but this new EP solidified their rightful place on the pedestal in my head. Opening song “Fate to Fatal” exuberantly joins the ranks of previous solid gold pop masterstrokes...

By Squeri
Dananananaykroyd – Hey Everyone

Dananananaykroyd – Hey Everyone

Party. Just fucking party. Big balloons and blue palms from high-fiving so hard your teeth rattle and so fucking frequently it’s a wonder there’s a friend left who would ever dare come within striking distance of your wild and frothing élan. Bikini dream it. Like the Van Halen days with...

By Charles
Silversun Pickups – Swoon

Silversun Pickups – Swoon

Smooth but raw, vast but intimate, dark, driving and compelling – Silversun Pickups’ newest release Swoon takes what we miss about 90’s grunge, combines it with what we don’t hate about today’s pop-rock and churns an utterly compelling album. Filled with moody tones and paranoia-inspired tracks such as ‘The Royal...

By Wedsie