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Album Reviews

Pissed Jeans Encourage Comprehensive Listening Experience On ‘Why Love Now’ (ALBUM REVIEW)

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Therapeutic may not be the appropriate word, but the innately intense release that comes with listening to Pennsylvania-based sludge rockers, Pissed Jeans, is undeniable. Matt Korvette’s guttural vocals strike a primal chord while distorted guitars ...

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Power Trip Cross Metal Genres With Pummeling Force On ‘Nightmare Logic’ (ALBUM REVIEW)

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Power Trip are becoming one of Texas’ biggest metal acts. With extensive touring under their belt since the 2013 release of their debut full length, they’ve announced a spring time, month-long European stint in support ...

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Adam Ant Makes NYC Triumphant Return at Webster Hall In Celebration of ‘Kings of the Wild Frontier’ (SHOW REVIEW)

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Adam Ant made his triumphant return to New York City on Wednesday night (2/22 )for the final date on his current North American tour.  An anniversary celebration of the iconic album Kings of the Wild ...

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Crystal Fairy Holds Back Nothing on Audacious Debut (ALBUM REVIEW)

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The Melvins and Le Butcherettes unite in a showcase of pure rock fury.

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King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard Keep It Weird…. Again On ‘Flying Microtonal Banana’ (ALBUM REVIEW)

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No one is questioning that King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard are strange. Or that they are an extremely psychedelic, experimental and talented seven-member group. Their past albums alone prove this. The dreamy psychedelic fuzz of ...

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Rhiannon Giddens Explores Racial Strife on ‘Freedom Highway’ (ALBUM REVIEW)

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“There is just one thing/I can’t understand, my friend/why some folks think freedom/ is not designed for all men,” sings Rhiannon Giddens in a fiery voice as she covers “Freedom Highway” a song the Staples ...

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Clap Your Hands Say Yeah Deliver Strongest Album Since Debut With ‘The Tourist’ (ALBUM REVIEW)

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Since the release of their eponymous debut in 2005, Clap Your Hands Say Yeah have struggled to create something quite as monumental. In fact, after releasing three other LPs over the past decade and failing ...

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The Feelies Keep True Indie Alive On ‘In Between’ (ALBUM REVIEW)

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Some 30 years ago, The Feelies gave new meaning and incentive to the alt-rock underground. Based out of the otherwise unassuming town of Hoboken New Jersey, they fused a psychedelic sensibility to the acoustic strum ...

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Vagabon Marries East and West-African Sounds and Indie Rock On Debut ‘Infinite Worlds’ (ALBUM REVIEW)

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Born in Cameroon, Lætitia Tamko moved to New York at the beginning of high school and much of the content on her debut LP Infinite Worlds is colored through the lens of this move. Tamko aka ...

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Strand of Oaks Create Undeniably Catchy Rock Gems On ‘Hard Love’ (ALBUM REVIEW)

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Even as his sound has grown bigger and grander over time, Tim Showalter’s songwriting has always radiated with a kind of dark intensity. As Strand of Oaks, he has been consistently making compelling music for ...

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