Category Archives: Album Reviews

Album Review: Dan Deacon – Gliss Riffer

Dan Deacon has one dynamic range: massive. Loud, soft, euphoric, cacophonous, it doesn’t matter – what Dan Deacon does is at full blast, whatever the knob at hand may be. There are intimidating levels of passion and conviction in every second of his recordings, with or without any vocals attached. It’s for this reason thatRead more…

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Album Review: Future Brown – Future Brown

Calling Brooklyn dance outfit Future Brown‘s debut LP an album is almost depressing. Future Brown is less of an album and more of a flawless collection of singles curated in the most listenable form possible for maximum sonic impact. There is no slow middle section. There’s no one track you’ll pass on considering for yourRead more…

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Agitated Atmosphere: Sam Prekop – The Republic

As major labels continue to exist behind the times, artists and labels with little capital and lesser reputations are producing some of the most innovative, interesting, and inspiring music. Whether it’s creating a new niche in digital technology or looking to once obsolete formats, Agitated Atmosphere hopes to pull back the curtain on a wealthRead more…

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Album Review: Ibeyi – Ibeyi

2015 has now officially seen its first perfect debut of the year, and the award goes to Ibeyi. Last year, we got a wonderful double A-side introduction to the twin duo of Lisa-Kaindé and Naomi Diaz with the Oya EP, together with “River”. Now, we have a full 46 minutes of pure magic and mysteryRead more…

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Album Review: Father John Misty – I Love You, Honeybear

Unless Kanye West decides to use the phrase on his next album, there will only be one love song with the lyric “fingering oblivion” released in 2015 and it’s the title track to Father John Misty’s sophomore effort, I Love You, Honeybear. It is probably the only time that phrase will ever be used romantically,Read more…

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Album Review: Unlikely Friends – Solid Gold Cowboys

Unlikely Friends is a band that really is described by anything but the band’s name choice. Honestly, I’m a bit surprised the band hasn’t existed up until this point. A collaboration between D. Crane of BOAT and Charles Bert of Math and Physics Club with the help of Chris Mac on drums seems like aRead more…

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Agitated Atmosphere: Thurston Moore & John Moloney: Caught on Tape – Full Bleed

As major labels continue to exist behind the times, artists and labels with little capital and lesser reputations are producing some of the most innovative, interesting, and inspiring music. Whether it’s creating a new niche in digital technology or looking to once obsolete formats, Agitated Atmosphere hopes to pull back the curtain on a wealthRead more…

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Album Review: Big Noble – First Light

Twelve years ago, a New York band called Interpol released a song called “NYC“. The third track on the band’s debut LP Turn on the Bright Lights and the song that makes reference of the album’s title within, it’s the first of many emotional high points on the record. But more importantly, it’s a distinctRead more…

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Album Review: John Carpenter – Lost Themes

This week, Sacred Bones invites a second filmmaker into their musical midst. Much like his label predecessor David Lynch, John Carpenter has influenced numerous generations across every genre with both his films and his music. Afrika Bambaataa sampled the Assault on Precinct 13 soundtrack on “Bambaataa’s Theme”. Chromatics paid homage on tracks like “Tick ofRead more…

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Album Review: Viet Cong – Viet Cong

When’s the last time you listened to a record and thought to yourself, “Wow, that’s a sound you don’t hear every day”. Calgary based post-punk quartet Viet Cong (featuring members of now-defunct Calgary act Women) drop their self-titled first LP this week on Jagjaguwar, and it’s one of those records. I’m not saying that theyRead more…

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