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This Blinding Light – Mountain

Dutch Savage, contributor   I am guessing this band is from Seattle? Acclaimed grunge producer Jack Endino worked with This Blinding Light to create a riff-pop sludge grunge Rock and Roll EP and it does not disappoint.   Catchy riffs and college-radio vocals smash themselves together, creating a kind of heaviness — not quite “Melvins-heavy,” but definitely producing a thickness …

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The Pains of Being Pure At Heart – The Echo of Pleasure

The Dirty Bird, Contributor   I heard neither pleasure, nor its echo, while listening to this album.   If you’re nostalgic for the whispering pop-drivel of the ‘80s, this is your band. If Orchestral Maneuvers in the Dark and Simple Minds had a baby, and that baby grew up to be Erasure’s more flamboyant cousin who plays fairly decent guitar, …

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Queens of the Stone Age – Villains

Kit Morris, contributor   Opening their third decade, QOTSA just delivered a monument of creativity — ambitious, well crafted songs that are reverent to their pre-Kyuss seeds of inspiration, woven with an unexpectedly fresh modern production and fully realized arrangements that bring every player into focus as never before. Synths are cranked with the guitars, basslines frequently take on a …

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Bud Time

Matt Redbeard and Evan Vest, contributors Fatbol Farms Strawberry Fields Redbeard: Man, it’s so rad how all these fruity weeds taste so much like the name. This one definitely lives up to the name. It tasted like your scented Strawberry Shortcake doll smells now. Plus Fatbol is the coolest. Weed, your swoosh is here. 10 out of 10 empty Boone’s …

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Arto Lindsay – Cuidado Madame

Aaron Mathess, contributor I can appreciate “art” for what it is, sometimes. Listeners who are already familiar with Arto Lindsay may understand a couple of things; he’s not afraid to experiment with sound, and most of his music brings on a dream-like feeling. Keep in mind, brothers and sisters, dreams can either leave you feeling wonderful, or scared as all …

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From Backwards – Trump in the Trunk

The Dirty Bird, contributor   I’m thinking what you’re thinking. Donald Trump is underexposed. We could use more artistic insights into his presidency. Thus, I give you From Backwards, hailing from the musical metropolis of Willits, California. From Backwards recorded some Trump parody songs that you may find Trumpalicious.   One track, “Trump in the Trunk,” is a decent jam …

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Thurston Moore – Rock n’ Roll Consciousness

Make no doubt about it, Rock n’ Roll Consciousness is precisely the title the new Thurston Moore record deserves. The former Sonic Youth frontman has flirted with hippie psychedelia throughout his prolific 40-year musical career. After a minor taste of mainstream success in the late 90’s, Sonic Youth essentially became a post-punk Grateful Dead, embracing the freedom of sprawling improvisation. …

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Bud Time

Matt Redbeard and Evan Vest, contributors Savage Henry has looked long, far and hard for the most educated and informed cannabis experts in the industry…but those snobs are expensive so we found these two guys trying to break into the Savage Henry office one day so we put them to work smoking, dabbing and eating all kinds of marijuana and …

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Bud Time

Matt Redbeard and Evan Vest, contributors Cherry OG is a perfect hybrid cross. The combination of Afghani, Cherry Thai and the that beautiful Lost Coast OG is something to behold. This strain brought to you by Humboldt Organic Gardens. Redbeard: Cherry OG is like a skunky chocolate covered cherry that gets you hella faded. The smell is loud as fuck …

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Offers – Ne-Hi

Samantha Gilweit, contributor NE-HI seems like a band that has lot of punk friends they watch do drugs in the parking lot, but are promptly home by midnight because mommy told them so. What that means is structure with dirty influences, which makes for a highly entertaining, yet listenable album without the ego of many revival garage rock bands that …

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