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NME review
yesterday

Straight to the point synth-rock thrills

Insound review
today

True Loves won Hooray For Earth a well-deserved round of huzzahs from all of the key tastemakers. Following up a critically acclaimed debut album, Noel Heroux plotted the band’s...

NME review
07.07.14

The Canadian psych-punks' outstanding lost demo tape uncovered

NME review
16.06.14

The Canadian thrashers' third album is urgent but occasionally lacks variation

Punk News review
27.06.14

White Lung's Sorry was majestic and a work of art in its own right, but Deep Fantasy takes them to a whole new level. It never ceases to amaze how they fit metal riffs into...

Spotinews recomendation
19.06.14

Morning. The electrifying new album by White Lung is a recent addition to Spotify. Genre: punk rock. Enjoy! White Lung – Deep FantasyFiled under: 2014, Punk, Rock

Insound review
03.06.14

Indie rock stalwarts Camper Van Beethoven are back with El Camino Real , the companion album and follow up to their highly lauded La Costa Perdida. Whereas La Costa reflected the...

Insound review
02.06.14

This release focuses on early Devo demos and focus group rejects written between 2006 to 2009.

Under The Radar review
30.05.14

With their third full-length, Parquet Courts seemed at a precipice. They'd released a well-received album that had gotten national attention in Light Up Gold, and a blistering EP...

The Quietus review
17.07.14

It's probably not a very popular opinion round these parts, but I have to admit I enjoyed the first Parquet Courts album. There was a cosiness to them, a bit like when you notice...

Clash review
11.06.14

There’s some damned beauty in this band…

Spotinews recomendation
05.06.14

Hi. The new album by Parquet Courts arrived earlier this week. Genre: rock/punk-rock. Enjoy! (US version here.) Parquet Courts – Sunbathing AnimalFiled under: 2014, Punk, Rock

NME review
02.06.14

Hip Brooklyn band's third album is their least immediate to date - but it's also in many ways their most rewarding

NME review
27.05.14

The Liverpool band may be open and unguarded on their 12th record but they can't match their previous highs

Insound review
01.07.14

Legendary Liverpool band Echo & the Bunnymen to release their 12th studio album and first since 2009, Meteorites . Produced by Youth (Killing Joke, The Verve), the album contains...

Clash review
23.06.14

A once-great band bursting into flames on re-entry…

Under The Radar review
04.06.14

Echo and the Bunnymen have never been the most dynamic of bands. There's no standout feature that makes them particularly remarkable, aside from their consistency. They've stayed...

Under The Radar review
04.06.14

Echo and the Bunnymen have never been the most dynamic of bands. There's no standout feature that makes them particularly remarkable, aside from their consistency.  More

Insound review
23.05.14

Bestial Mouths’ self-titled LP was released last year via Clan Destine and sold out. Young Cubs is very excited to be issuing the album on compact disc. Pooling together a group...

The Quietus review
09.05.14

"I love you!" reads Michael Gira's address to his listeners, signing off the note announcing the release of Swans' thirteenth studio album. The open warmth of the sentiment might...

Punk News review
06.06.14

I'll begin by admitting that before To Be Kind I'd never heard Swans before. I've been fully aware of the band and some of its personnel (Michael Gira and Jarboe primarily) for...

NME review
14.05.14

A disturbing, cacophonous onslaught from the veteran experimentalists

Under The Radar review
13.05.14

Only when it's too late do you realize that "Screen Shot," the opening track on Swans' new magnum opus, is the sound of being stalked. More

Spotinews recomendation
12.05.14

Hey. The epic, intense new album by Swans is a fresh addition to the Spotify library. Genre: rock. Read this review and enjoy! (Note: As usual, a US version of this album should...

Insound review
02.05.14

Here comes Dahga Bloom’s new record No Curtains : psychotic sonics from the “other side” of the Orange County tracks. This psychedelic quintet aims straight for the head with...

NME review
21.04.14

Former doorman turned indie observer Joe Casey delivers a deadpan missive on Detroit's social pitfalls

Punk News review
28.04.14

At its foundation, yeah, Protomartyr's a post-punk band: shaded instrumentation; baritone-y, Ian Curtis-style vocals; fairly muted swagger-you know. But the Detroit quartet color...

Punk News review
18.04.14

The spirit of late '80s / early '90s British indie-pop is very much alive and well in the form of San Francisco act Books On Fate, the solo moniker of Adam Dishart, formerly of...

Insound review
25.03.14

In his new liner notes for this re-issue, David Fricke calls High Land, Hard Rain "ten songs of anxious yearning, romantic urgency, big hurt and hard-won learning, distilled into...

NME review
24.03.14

The quartet find it hard to shake the "Canadian Strokes" tag on their fourth album

Under The Radar review
02.04.14

Take a time machine back 10 years. Tokyo Police Club's Forcefield would have fit right in. Pop music fiends would stick the lead single, "Hot Tonight," on their mix CDs, right...

Spotinews recomendation
19.03.14

Good morning readers. From a very recent Spotify update: the dynamic new album by The Coathangers. Genre: post-punk/garage rock. Enjoy! The Coathangers – Suck My ShirtFiled under...

Punk News review
19.03.14

Make no mistake with how dark Makthaverskan's II is. Yes, they're a Swedish indie-pop-rock ensemble. But their musical content lies very much on the darker side of life. After...

Alt Press review
06.05.14

Insound review
18.03.14

After three albums and an EP on Homestead, Death of Samantha reunited it's original line up and recorded If Memory Serves Us Well while rehearsing for a reunion show. 18 songs...

Insound review
18.03.14

Cheveu has now reached album #3, and since they totally fucked up the first two steps, there's nothing surprising in seeing them come back at full speed on a countryside road...

Clash review
14.03.14

Staring terror in the face – and deciding to dance...

The Line of Best Fit review
28.03.14

Having pursued a more ethereal sound last time around, Liars are back to their noisy, antagonistic best.

Under The Radar review
24.03.14

God bless Liars. While virtually everyone in the avant rock class of the Aughts (that loosely started with Yeah Yeah Yeahs and ended with HEALTH) either cleaned up their acts and...

NME review
24.03.14

Demented chaos and haywire disco-punk from the LA experimentalists

The Quietus review
21.03.14

"Thou shalt choose the hard road with an equal mix of hubris and regret" So reads the third commandment on Angus Andrews' list of Liars' most consecrated creative ideologies, as...

Spotinews recomendation
13.03.14

Hi. From a fairly recent Spotify update comes the solid new album by pop singer-songwriter Bill Pritchard. Enjoy! (One review here.) Bill Pritchard – A Trip to the CoastFiled...

Insound review
15.04.14

Bill Pritchard is a British singer/songwriter -- you may remember, you may not. He started writing songs for various bands at school but it wasn't until he spent time in Bordeaux...

Under The Radar review
03.03.14

For all their mutations, The Men generally don't do anything they'd be ashamed to have splayed across the front page of the Village Voice. They make rock music, flexibly and...

The Quietus review
10.03.14

The thing about progress is not so much that you can't stop it but more where it leads to. Things are always going to evolve, change and mutate but the question is, 'Into what...

Spotinews recomendation
04.03.14

Evening. The intense new album by The Men arrived to Spotify earlier today. Genre: rock. Enjoy! (Read some reviews here.) The Men – Tomorrow’s HitsFiled under: 2014, Rock

The Line of Best Fit review
13.02.14

Eccentric rockers PWGG manage to stay just above the line where idiosyncrasy becomes wince inducing.

NME review
10.02.14

An ever so slightly forgettable third album from the London band

Insound review
04.02.14

When indie superstars Camper Van Beethoven signed with Virgin Records in the late 1980s, it seemed inconceivable. How could that band move to a major label without “selling out...

Insound review
04.02.14

This reissue finds nine bonus tracks on the CD. Camper Van Beethoven signed with Virgin Records in 1988 and delivered a record that defied those who thought the band might “sell...

NME review
22.01.14

Mode Moderne draw a cultural bridge between modern-day Canada and the greyed tones of 1980s Manchester

The Quietus review
14.01.14

The two Joy Division tracks that Martin Hannett produced for the 1978 Factory Sample EP were in the words of Factory biographer James Nice: "a huge leap forward for both band and...

Insound review
07.01.14

Your favorite band’s favorite band, Self Defense Family enjoys a distinct renown within the punk community. Well-respected and critically lauded but difficult and idiosyncratic...

Punk News review
13.01.14

Self Defense Family is a band that produces consistently perplexing music, which isn't a bad thing. They tow the lines between ambition and overzealous experimentation in a manner...

Insound review
17.12.13

Remastered Cabaret Voltaire, which hasn’t been available on vinyl since the late 1980’s. Both the CD and vinyl have been remastered and the sound is amazing. Cabaret Voltaire were...