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Archive for September, 2014
 
 
 
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bullion
bullion
bullion

Bullion Drives Me to Plastic

I am largely critical of mash-up artists, particularly those that lazily put original tracks through a bevy of VST plug-ins or pedals and call it a day. And even with a talented artist like Girl Talk, who uses his melodic abili...
 
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coachella
coachella
coachella

Week in Review (1/29)

This week's spot features news about Coachella and All Tomorrow's Parties, new tracks by the likes of Memory Tapes, another look at Destroyer's Kaputt, and a nostalgic take on The Strokes. Jay takes the weekly feature again thi...

 
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young prisms
young prisms
young prisms

Young Prisms – Friends for Now (2011)

If you find yourself tiring of familiar sounds while sitting atop the peak of modern critically acclaimed psychedelia, consider Young Prisms’ debut Friends for Now, an exhilarating breath of suspended free-fall into phosphoresc...
 
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woodsman
woodsman
woodsman

Beware the Woodsman

With more emphasis on guitars and real drums, Woodsman continue the trend of electronic-induced psychedelia prevalent in major acts today. From Animal Collective’s tribal-like fervency to the lush “chillwave” tag associated wit...

 
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smith westerns
smith westerns
smith westerns

Week in Review (1/21)

This is the first of a feature we hope to publish weekly on Fridays or Saturdays. In the midst of full-length features and reviews, topical highlights of the past week or so seem wise to apply. Much like the Best-Of compilation...
 
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Soft Landing
Soft Landing
Soft Landing

Brace for a Soft Landing

Soft Landing remain somewhat elusive, but the members’ experiences are never in question. Frontman Paul Collins is part of the traveling circus that is Beirut. And so is Perrin Cloutier, who Collins recruited just as Soft Landi...

 
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tennis
tennis
tennis

Let’s Play Tennis!

Instead of coming across like decorating a Christmas tree in July, the summer-friendly pop of Tennis is a refreshing and apt reminder of anticipatory feelings that would usually take months to arrive from January. Tennis are on...
 
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The Radio Dept.
The Radio Dept.
The Radio Dept.

The Radio Dept. Prep for 2011

In the midst of the year-end features, I did not have enough time to express my praise for The Radio Dept.’s live performance on December 1st at The Bowery. Venturing from their native Sweden is somewhat of a rare occasion for ...