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Under The Radar review

Over the course of three (and a half with the inclusion of Occult Architecture Vol. 1) previous albums, Moon Duo have found a fascinating middle-ground between out-there...

Spotinews recomendation

Hey. I only have time for a quick update today. From three days ago comes the new album by singer-songwriter Sarah Bethe Nelson. Enjoy! Sarah Bethe Nelson – Oh, EvolutionFiled...

The Quietus review

“We dig repetition / We dig repetition / We dig repetition in the music / And we're never going to lose it / All you daughters and sons / Who are sick of fancy music / We dig...

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Hi. It’s a gloomy day here in Sweden. Maybe the new album by Tim Cohen can make me see the light? Genre: folk/pop. Enjoy! Tim Cohen – Luck ManFiled under: 2017, Folk, Pop

Under The Radar review

The first thing that needs to be said about Moon Duo: if you can't bear repetition, they're probably not for you.  More

Under The Radar review

The first song post-intro on Melted Toys' self-titled debut album, "Bummed Out," has a good chunk of instrumental which can pretty much be considered a peppy cover of The Smiths...

Spotinews recomendation

Good morning. From a recent Spotify update comes the energetic new album by Burnt Ones. Genre: garage/noise pop. Good stuff. Enjoy! Burnt Ones – GiftFiled under: 2014, Pop

The Line of Best Fit review

As catchy as they are crushing, it's almost impossible not to feel a pang of sympathy for The Mantles, even though their lyrics ask for none.

Pitchfork review

Musicians tend to recoil at the term "side project," and with good reason. Calling a band or an album a side project suggests that it's a dabble, a dodge, an exercise that might...

AudioCred review

Tim Cohen of The Fresh & Onlys and John Berson of Exray’s first collaborated to create  2009’s I’m This Tall City.  The San Francisco duo’s debut as Window Twins was intimate and...

Insound review

Garrett Pierce pens songs that peek into that same dark, yet optimistic place that Henry Miller and Leonard Cohen tapped into. His voice seems to soar alongside acoustic ballads...

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Hey. It’s been one of those fast weeks. Here is the recently added new album by Social Studies. Genre: indie rock. Enjoy! Social Studies – Developer Filed under: 2012, Rock

Pitchfork review

Moon Duo don't exactly make music one would categorize as outdoorsy. For Sanae Yamada and Wooden Shjips axe-grinder Erik "Ripley" Johnson, their compellingly crafted brand of...

NME review

'Circles' is less an orbiting lunar satellite than a full-blown Death Star

The Line of Best Fit review

Ripley Johnson and Sanae Yamada's second album is inspired by Ralph Waldo Emerson and circles, and it's a powerful amalgam of pysch, drone and noise-pop.

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Evening. The solid new album by Royal Baths was added to Spotify earlier this week. Genre: garage rock. Enjoy! Royal Baths – Better Luck Next Life Filed under: 2012, Rock

Spin review

"With a foot on the ground / I can turn it around / Warming up to the sound / And I'm not coming down," croons Imperial Teen masse over a percolating keyboard riff on their...

Under The Radar review

Imperial Teen have been making records since 1996’s Seasick, long enough to write a how-to manual on the keyboard driven power pop formula. More

Clash review

If you heard San Francisco’s Dominant Legs on the radio without any knowledge of who you were, you may well think you’d be magically transported back to the mid-’80s and a...

The Line of Best Fit review

You know what you're getting with a Slumberland band: pop melodies played with a lot of fuzziness and a fondness for the 1980s. Brilliant Colors are no different, and their second...