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White Denim
Stiff

White Denim’s high-energy garage/indie hybrid has always been built on loops developed in extensive jams. Stiff pushes this even further, in fact, making the songs looser than ever before. There’s bluesy riffing, weird little rockabilly breakdowns and a general experimental motivation to include what...view item »

Autre Ne Veut
Age of Transparency

Arthur Ashin’s work as Autre Ne Veut tends to take R&B and tweak it with bits of various other musical styles. Age Of Transparency is his most varied yet, but he always builds around a rich pop core. Joel Ford of Ford & Lopatin helped with production, lend...view item »

Cold War Kids
Hold My Home

In my age baffled state I'd have said Cold War Kids would be a bit 'punk rock' but the track I just heard was kinda 'heartland rock' with a big booming foghorn of a voice belting it out. Like the Hold Steady crossed with an air raid siren. Sure to get bagfuls of airplay on XFM.  They've played 'Live at Third Man' so they ca...view item »

Cold War Kids
Behave Yourself

I can think of no other way to describe this EP other than to say that it contains the most 'grown up' songs CWK has released. I am very impressed with these four songs. As the band says in the liner notes, these songs didn't belong on Loyalty to Loyalty because they did not quite fit the sound of the entire album. Cold War Kids are not a super ...view item »

Slow Magic
How To Run Away

I can't remember who Slow Magic are. Not much info about them on the internet but who cares about that eh? This is their second album and I believe they have been lumped in with the chill-wave lot and I can see why. Its a heat-haze brand of electronica that wibbles and wobbles but its very upbeat, using all manner of horrible 80's era Stevie Won...view item »

Cold War Kids
Dear Miss Lonely Hearts

This album really caught me off guard, it's amazing how different the Cold War Kids sound from their original works. Somehow they maintain a unique sound that remains purely theirs. I think that this album is more like "Behave Yourself" and "Mine is Yours" than it is like "Robbers and Cowards," yet again the band has etched out a new niche. This...view item »
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San Fermin
San Fermin

San Fermin is the creation of New York classically trained composer Ellis Ludwig-Leone and his background shows in this record. The sound is cinematic, operatic and theatrical, with lots of brass, it's an LP reminiscent of Beirut and Sufjan Stevens, and a favourite record of mine ...view item »
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White Denim
Corsicana Lemonade

Where did the fun go? In the past few years it seems like everyone who makes music takes themselves so deadly serious that the enjoyment has been all but squeezed out altogether in favour of chin-strokey voyages through otherworldly doom drones or self-indulgent, purposefully obtuse home recorded experimentalism. Some days I work my way through ...view item »
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´┐╝Port St. Willow
Holiday

This debut full length by Portland OR’s Port St. Willow aka Nicholas Principe has had the legendary Brian Eno singing its praises - now there’s a stamp of approval if ever I heard one - but you can totally see why this record would appeal to Mr Eno. To hear a guitar based band produce such glorious amb...view item »
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Die Antwoord
TEN$ION

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White Denim
Last Day Of Summer

More explorations in pop by these leftfield Texans. This is WD's third album, which by all accounts is one of their most eclectic, yet strangely accessible records in their canon. It has a touch of many a classic American rock album, or mebbe I should say that songs on this LP are very mu...view item »
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White Denim
D

"D" is my favourite White Denim album. They're a band I avoided for a while because of their name but was quite pleased when I actually heard their music. "Last Day Of Summer" from 2010 was the first thing I heard by them and I thought it was decent, good enough to make me buy this when it came out. I thought it was better than it's predecessor ...view item »
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Bangers And Cash
Bitch

Bangers & Cash have had a few releases in of late and their releases have always interested purely for the reason they have the wrongest bunch of sleeves I've seen on a record in a long time. This new one 'Bitch' features a lady with her legs splayed wide open and over her special area is a a snakes head and a sticker. Remove the sticker t...view item »
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Bangers And Cash
Loose

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Bangers And Cash
Pu$$y

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Bangers And Cash
Bootay

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Bangers And Cash
Shake That

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