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Clash review
13.11.14

The sound of a band stuck on rewind…

Spotinews recomendation
13.11.14

Hey. From a recent Spotify update comes this new album by Dream Police. Genre: rock. Read some reviews and enjoy! Dream Police – HypnotizedFiled under: 2014, Rock

The Quietus review
12.11.14

Short for "folklore" and Cornish for "moon", the title of this second album by the mysterious Kemper Norton invokes both dream and myth. Like Carn, their first album released last...

The Quietus review
12.11.14

If Half Man Half Biscuit did not exist, it would be imperative to invent them. Since their formation nearly 30 years ago, their presence has been a necessity. In essence the...

Spotinews recomendation
12.11.14

Howdy folks. The debut album by singer-songwriter Sylvie Simmons (yes, the music writer) was a positive surprise for me. Enjoy! (Different version for most users here.) Sylvie...

Under The Radar review
12.11.14

It has been two years since the slow-burning perfection of HAERTS' debut single "Wings" emerged; its elegiac vocals, wide-open spaces, and resolutely defiant surges established...

Clash review
12.11.14

Never less than entirely entertaining, and much better than expected...

Punk News review
11.11.14

Reviewing a Swingin' Utters record is not an easy task. The long-running band is constantly evolving, and in their 25-plus years they've moved from a heavily street punk...

Punk News review
11.11.14

The Jazz June's pretty much shaken the tags of the past. That about sums up After the Earthquake. It's the record that separates them from the younger, more pensive days. Familiar...

The Quietus review
11.11.14

Luke Wyatt, aka Torn Hawk, has released such an intimidating amount of music over the past few years that it can be difficult to get a handle on what he's about. Is he the archly...

Spotinews recomendation
14.11.14

Evening. The new album by Torn Hawk is a very recent addition to Spotify. Genre: electronic. Enjoy! (US version here.) Torn Hawk – Let’s Cry and Do Pushups at the Same TimeFiled...

XLR8R review
12.11.14

Is Torn Hawk (a.k.a. Luke Wyatt) serious? This is a fair question of a producer who has given us tracks like "Put That Crotchless Thing on and Save My Life," and now, an album...

Spotinews recomendation
11.11.14

Hi again. From a very recent Spotify update: the new album by iamamiwhoami. Genre: electronic/pop. Enjoy! iamamiwhoami – BlueFiled under: 2014, Electronic, Pop

Spotinews recomendation
11.11.14

Hello there. Let’s go with another debut album. Genre: garage punk. Enjoy Nots! Nots – We Are NotsFiled under: 2014, Punk

Punk News review
10.11.14

Ever read so much hype about a major change in direction for an upcoming record, that when it drops the shift isn't as seismic as everyone touted, so you're kinda let down? The...

TapeFear recommendation
10.11.14

Gorgeous reworkings of tracks from Jon Hopkins' Immunity.

Spotinews recomendation
10.11.14

Hey. The new album by 2:54 is a keeper. Genre: rock. Good stuff. Enjoy! (US version here.) 2:54 – The Other IFiled under: 2014, Rock

Clash review
11.11.14

A limited but mostly satisfying second LP…

Spotinews recomendation
09.11.14

Hey there. The debut album by Les Sins was recently added to Spotify. Genre: electronic. Enjoy! (US version here.) (Stay tuned for a few more updates today!) Les Sins...

Spotinews recomendation
09.11.14

Hello again. Let’s go on a trip with Magic Castles. Genre: psychedelic rock. Enjoy! Magic Castles – Sky SoundsFiled under: 2014, Rock

Spotinews recomendation
09.11.14

Howdy. The final update of the week is the groovy debut album by Superfood. Genre: pop/rock. Read this review and enjoy! (Note: Just noticed that it’s not available for US...

Spotinews recomendation
08.11.14

Hello. The debut album by Springtime Carnivore (pop singer-songwriter Greta Morgan) will make you happy. Enjoy! Springtime Carnivore – Springtime CarnivoreFiled under: 2014, Pop...

Under The Radar review
10.11.14

Springtime Carnivore's origin story is one that feels plucked from Dust Bowl-era Americana: a former tightrope walker from a traveling circus troupe rediscovered her family's...

Spotinews recomendation
08.11.14

Hello. From a recent Spotify update comes the new album by Finish metal band Ghost Brigade. Enjoy! (Version for FI and US here.) Ghost Brigade – IV: One with the StormFiled under...

Punk News review
07.11.14

The world probably wasn't crying out for a Hüsker Dü live record in 1994. But seven years after the band had acrimoniously parted ways, it got one. Maybe someone at Warner Bros...

Punk News review
07.11.14

When Eric Trask left New Jersey pop-punkers Major League, I got even more interested in how There's Nothing Wrong With Me would shape up. I loved their 2012 debut LP in Hard...

Punk News review
07.11.14

For ...And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead’s ninth album, the band appropriately named it IX. Perhaps at one point in time this band would have been considered an...

The Quietus review
07.11.14

I have always been drawn to the music of Tindersticks and been deeply affected by war memorials; beyond that and a certain mournfulness, the two would seem to have little else in...

Under The Radar review
07.11.14

Why aren't these called singles anymore? Three songs—one of them previously released—and a remix only make an EP in the most minimalist sense, but we'll take it. More

Alt Press review
07.11.14

Punk News review
18.11.14

Whether either band likes it or not, the careers of At the Gates and their British colleagues in Carcass will always be connected. Both bands began their careers playing music...

The Quietus review
07.11.14

Pink Floyd have served as a bête noire for generations of bands in opposition to one thing or another, but as even John Lydon (famously once the wearer of a home-made "I hate Pink...

Clash review
07.11.14

Unlike anything else you’ll hear in 2014…