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die geister beschwören – The Great Defenestration

Leah Brzezinski, contributor Die beister beschwören translates to “call up the ghosts.” And I have to admit, I had to look up the exact meaning of defenestration, which is: “the act of throwing a thing (or especially a person) out of a window.” This Portland experimental folk ensemble certainly does both in this intricate 17-minute sonic spree recently released on …

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ANAMAI – Sallows

Mikey Morales, contributor Somewhere on one end of the First World is a teenage goth boy  masturbating furiously, wishing he could find his One True Goth Love. Somewhere on the other end of the First World is a teenage goth girl, not completely aware of her sexuality, masturbating to images of Bowie in Labyrinth, and deems herself a demisexual, saving …

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Axis: Sova – Early Surf

Sam Greenspan, contributor After listening to this album several times over, I still approach it with the same level of competence I’d approach a test on imaginary numbers. It seems to make sense, logic and mathematics prove that it makes sense, and I, for the life of me, cannot understand it. I also, blissfully, don’t feel the need to. Imagine …

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Bouquet – Bouquet

Sam Greenspan, contributor If there was one artist I could resurrect, it would be Vincent van Gogh – for two reasons. The first, so that he could see the power, fame, and impact of his work first hand, and second, so that I could play him Bouquet. I can only assume they would swiftly become his favorite band. The concurrently …

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A Place to Bury Strangers – Transfixiation

Here’s the thing about most noise rock bands: they’re usually not very good. They tend to be overindulgent, static-ridden ejaculations of distortion and reverb that more often than not fail to distinguish themselves from their other mediocre peers. APTBS has long been soldiering the noise rock cause, and the weariness of their efforts has shown through in Transfixiation, as the …

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Abused G, C, and F Chords Go On Strike; Punk Community Left In Shambles

Sam Greenspan, contributor Akin to the weakened knees of Atlas holding our mother Earth aloft on his crippled legs, the G, C, and F chords have finally had enough. Striking and picketing outside a Berkeley punk show at a students house, the aforementioned chords have refused to be played after decades of abuse and little to no compensation or even …

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Iron & Wine – Archives Series No. 1

Michael Morales, contributor Do you remember back when Iron & Wine first blew up in the early aughts? Yeah, suddenly dudes were able to say, “I was wondering where that missing leg of one of my chromosomes went? Oh, thanks, Sam Beam!” That being said, my inner vagina really likes “Two Hungry Blackbirds” because I think it’s a veiled description of that Brazilian …

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Mount Eerie – Sauna

Phil Elverum, aka Mount Eerie, takes his time crafting records that he is proud of. He focuses on physicality, rather than catering to the needs of the digitally thirsty consumer. Mount Eerie’s latest release Sauna is a shining example of Elverum in fine form. Sauna plays like a soundtrack to an acid trip in a barren Nordic landscape. The 10-minute …

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Dick Diver – Melbourne, Florida

Contributor FC Sierra Dives Dick Deep into Dick Diver’s New Album   Before listening to a note of Dick Diver’s new album, I decided to research the band and attempt to gain a better idea of who and what Dick Diver was and is and why. Here are some interesting facts to know about the experience: FACT 1: “Dick Diver” …

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Ben’s 10 Volume LIX: Great Albums For a Leisurely Breakfast

Cat Stevens – Tea for the Tillerman Iron & Wine – Our Endless Numbered Days Elliot Smith – Elliot Smith Fleet Foxes – Sun Giant Fleetwood Mac – Future Games Public Enemy – It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back Miles Davis – Kind of Blue Neil Young – Harvest Tortoise – TNT Bob Dylan – Highway …

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