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Archive for October, 2017
 
 
 
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Roladex – “Anthem for the Micro-Age”

Roladex’s label new album, Anthems for the Micro-Age, was described by their label (Medical Records) as sounding like Kraftwerk playing Magnetic Fields songs. That’s a slightly odd, yet overall effective comparison....
 
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Damon Albarn – “Lonely Press Play”

Damon Albarn has explored plenty of styles throughout his time leading Blur, Gorillaz, and various work in film and theater. After several decades of greatness and consistency in everything from Brit-pop to electronic/hip-hop h...

 
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Shmohawk – “Believe It’s Done”

It’s not easy to have a sound that’s legitimately comparable to the likes of Big Star, The Replacements, and The Byrds, all groups who seemed to effortlessly churn out hook-filled good vibes within an accessible ars...
 
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Illitry – “Follow Me”

Four-piece electronic-rock band Illitry take a dark, downtempo approach to electronic music with recently released single “Follow Me. The seductive subtlety of “Follow Me” is magical and nocturnal in scope, se...

 
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Fennec – “Hemlock Groove”

Does anyone else remember Jet Set Radio? It was that awesome Dreamcast game from 2000 that featured cel-shaded graffiti artists and a killer soundtrack with the likes of Guitar Vader, Jurassic 5, Hideki Naganuma, and a bunch of...
 
Post-Punk + Shoegaze
 

Viscous Liquid – “If I Go”

The hazy, sweeping beauty of Viscous Liquid’s shoegaze-inspired sound first caught my attention last year, when I heard the brilliant track “It’s Sort of Like Being a Long Way From Home, All the Time“. As fron...

 
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Koloto – “Antares”

Like Matthew Herbert or Mirah before her, Koloto (Maria Sullivan) is capable of using natural sounds – like water droplets or the clinging of kitchen utensils – as leads in intelligently composed and highly melodic ...
 
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Tommy – “Why Did I Say Goodbye” (feat. Sally Shapiro)

“Why Did I Say Goodbye” was brought to my attention by the excellent Johan Agebjörn, producer of Sally Shapiro’s acclaimed Italo disco-inspired releases, which range from 2006’s classic Disco Romance to ...