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Under The Radar review
yesterday

Laurence Galpin has long been appreciative of the agency of sound vis á vis imagery. He grew up with traces of the John Martin and Nick Drake records his parents would play...

The Quietus review
yesterday

In Tyler Hubby’s illuminating 2016 documentary, Tony Conrad: Completely In The Present, there is a moment where the late musician speaks about his early work and declares: “I...

Clash review
yesterday

A record that gradually sweeps over the listener...

Clash review
yesterday

A hugely eclectic album that embraces the chaos...

Spotinews recomendation
yesterday

Hello there. Jay Som is a project by singer-songwriter Melina Duterte. Her new album arrived some days back and I like it. Enjoy! (US version here) Jay Som – Everybody WorksFiled...

Spotinews recomendation
yesterday

Hey. I also enjoyed the cinematic solo debut by Cameron Avery. Genre: pop. Enjoy! Cameron Avery – Ripe Dreams, Pipe DreamsFiled under: 2017, Pop

Spotinews recomendation
yesterday

Hey there. With some of the best reviews of the year (so far), the emotional new album by Mount Eerie (project by folk singer-songwriter Phil Elverum) looks like a winner. Enjoy...

Under The Radar review
yesterday

A Crow Looked at Me is an unflinching look at life going on after the loss of someone dear, as much about love as it is about death.  More

The Quietus review
yesterday

It’s been slightly more than two years since Desperate Journalist’s self-titled debut, and my haven’t they grown. It’s more of the same to be fair, though there’s an assuredness...

Clash review
yesterday

The suspense is over - it's a complete triumph...

Clash review
yesterday

Hip-hop icon matches renewed ambition to the benefit of experience...

Spotinews recomendation
24.03.17

Hey. From last week: the sweet new album by singer-songwriter Pieta Brown. Enjoy! Pieta Brown – PostcardsFiled under: 2017, Singer-songwriter

Clash review
24.03.17

A stark and honest document, laced with compassion...

Clash review
24.03.17

The Toronto rapper broadens his horizons to deliver his strongest release in some time...

Under The Radar review
24.03.17

When The Jesus and Mary Chain reunited in 2007, it was unexpected given the acrimonious breakup that brothers Jim Reid and William Reid experienced while touring for their 1998...

Under The Radar review
23.03.17

Australian trio Middle Kids blazed out of the gates with debut single, "Edge of Town," which ticked up millions of streams before the band had even played a show.  More

Under The Radar review
21.03.17

Situated on a hillside overlooking Sunset Boulevard, Chateau Marmont has long been a preferred hideaway for Hollywood high society. It's a hotel with a thousand tales, both sordid...

Spotinews recomendation
21.03.17

Hello. The music by German pop duo Milky Chance may be too catchy for some listeners, but it was a nice change of pace for me. Their new album was added two days ago. Enjoy! (US...

Spotinews recomendation
21.03.17

Hey. A notable new album this release week was the latest effort by Depeche Mode. Genre: alternative/electronic. Enjoy! Depeche Mode – SpiritFiled under: 2017, Alternative...

Under The Radar review
yesterday

It's rare for any musician from the '80s to smoothly transfer its appeal past that era without seeming like they're trying too hard to update themselves. The alternative is...

Under The Radar review
18.03.17

As he croons away with that weather-beaten voice and twinkle-eyed cynicism, it's easy to forget Conor Oberst is only 37. A ubiquitous figure on the indie scene for decades, the...

Spotinews recomendation
yesterday

Howdy folks. From a recent Spotify update: the new album by singer-songwriter Conor Oberst. Read this review and enjoy! Conor Oberst – SalutationsFiled under: 2017, Singer...

The Quietus review
18.03.17

Your favourite voraciously prolific cottage industry of errant noise art reveals its latest fugitive deformity. Now comprised of founding member Nate Young, John ‘Inzane’ Olson...

Under The Radar review
18.03.17

Some ideas are repeated a million times for a good reason. Take, for instance, the line about how easy it is to take a new Spoon album for granted. When a band releases four near...

Spotinews recomendation
yesterday

Hi. The strong new album by Spoon was added to Spotify yesterday. Genre: indie rock. Good stuff. Enjoy! Spoon – Hot ThoughtsFiled under: 2017, Rock

Spotinews recomendation
17.03.17

Hello friends. The new album by electronic artist Nathan Fake is a recent addition to the Spotify library. Enjoy! (Note: After listening to some more tracks, I’m adding...

Clash review
17.03.17

A mini-masterpiece that obeys no rules but its own...

Clash review
17.03.17

A superb debut album from a producer unwilling to compromise his vision...

Under The Radar review
17.03.17

Minus the Bear reunite with their original label, Suicide Squeeze, to release an album that is as far removed from their original material as the band has yet gone.  More

Spotinews recomendation
17.03.17

Hey. Melodic death metal, anyone? If so, check out the latest album by Wolfheart and enjoy! (US version here) Wolfheart – TyhjyysFiled under: 2017, Metal

Clash review
17.03.17

Soft-focus and faintly nostalgic, but all the better for it...

Spotinews recomendation
yesterday

Hi. It’s a new release week again. First find: Real Estate. Genre: indie pop/rock. Enjoy! Real Estate – In MindFiled under: 2017, Pop, Rock

Under The Radar review
yesterday

For a bunch of barely 30-year-olds, the members of Real Estate sure know how to make some stellar soft rock. That's not meant as an insult—their last album, Atlas, is one of the...

The Quietus review
yesterday

The old John Peel adage about The Fall being “always different, always the same” might be fruitfully adapted for New Jersey janglers Real Estate. For here, truly, is a band that...

Spotinews recomendation
13.03.17

Hi. From three days ago: the dynamic debut album by Las Rosas. Genre: garage pop/rock. Enjoy! (Spotinews 077) Las Rosas – Everyone Gets Exactly What They WantFiled under: 2017...

Clash review
13.03.17

A thrilling second album from a band who demand to be taken seriously...

Under The Radar review
13.03.17

Alynda Segarra, aka Hurray for the Riff Raff, returns to her Bronx roots in The Navigator. The album opens—on a track titled "Entrance" no less—with what sounds like the bustle of...

Spotinews recomendation
yesterday

Good evening. Tonight I encourage you to check out the sharp new album by Hurray for the Riff Raff. Genre: folk/rock. Read some positive reviews and enjoy! (US version here...