Music

The Wytches – Annabel Dream Reader

Cee Cee Hill, contributor The Wytches are a British band from Brighton formed in 2011 and comprised of Kristian Bell, Dan Rumsey, and Gianni Honey. They play what they ironically call “surf doom.” The mixture of rhythms, complemented by heavy guitar, poetic lyrics and the raucous voice of Kristian, create a gorgeous wall of sound. I suspect that to create …

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Noah Wall Print the Legend

Justin Gomes, contributor “Hey, wanna give me a review of this soundtrack for a documentary about 3D printers?” Jeez, again?! It seems like all I do lately is review soundtracks for documentaries about 3D printers. Some of the tracks have a childlike tone with keyboards and birds chirping, reminiscent of traversing Minecraft and the music of C418. It sounded about …

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The Dodos – Individ

Samantha Gilweit, contributor It takes a lot of balls to start an album with a six-minute song, unless it’s jazz or you’re on LSD, or both. However, the latest album from The Dodos, Individ, not only starts with a six minute track, it’s also worth listening to sober. If The Dodos have learned anything from their previous albums, it’s the …

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Thom Yorke – Tomorrow’s Modern Boxes

Rosa Green, contributor Thom Yorke has just released his second solo album, and he is just so progressive, man. Remember when you could pay what you wanted for Radiohead’s stellar 2007 release In Rainbows? Well now you can pay a measly six bucks to download Tomorrow’s Modern Boxes on BitTorrent. The album is pleasing but not surprising. It’s unobtrusive and …

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Survival Knife – Survivalized EP

Joel Leavitt, contributor If Olympia’s Survival Knife was a real survival knife, it would be a super radical Bear Grylls edition. You know, the one with all the extra shit on it. The type of knife where your look at it and say, “when the fuck would I ever use that?” But when you need it you say, “oh, I’m …

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Teach Me Equals – Knives in the Hope Chest

The debut recording by Teach Me Equals is a bold, visionary glimpse into the future of pop music. The duo combine traditionally orchestral instruments with samples and noise to create a hypnotic, dreamlike soundscapes. Greg Bortnichak’s hushed, understated voice perfectly compliments band mate Erin Murphy’s beautiful vocal delivery. On “Coelacanth” Murphy’s voice stands practically alone as she sings “Now I …

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Greylag – Greylag

A greylag is a type of goose known for being the last to migrate, literally lagging behind other geese. That’s a fitting metaphor for the band Greylag, a Portland trio whose debut full length is out now on Dead Oceans. Greylag’s brand of Americana-tinged folk rock isn’t really a brand at all. It’s more of a copy of a copy …

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The Juan Maclean – In A Dream

Adam Jacobs, contributor  The Juan Maclean’s music sounds like what a dude with a MacBook and a handful of Adderall performing at Coachella would play.  The album starts off with a driving track that made me feel like I was in a video game, yet also made me nervous that someone would hear me listening to the song. Repetitive bass …

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Thurston Moore – The Best Day

After  more than 30 years in the music industry, Thurston Moore continues to create captivating, relevant material. His intricate knowledge and approach to sound is evident throughout The Best Day. Moore is saying something with this album. It’s the most “Sonic Youth-sounding” recording he’s completed since the band went on hiatus in 2011. The first track, “Speak to the Wild,” …

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