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Dam-Funk Invite the Light

Samantha Gilweit, contributor Have you lost the funk? Yeah, you have because we’ve all lost the funk. Look at us, in our business casual wear, drinking five dollar coffees, and saying terrible words like “infotainment.” We are FUNKLESS. But LA based electro/disco/funk artist Dâm-Funk is here to help. Dâm-Funk has been described as “Roller Disco.” I personally hate this term …

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The Tallest Man on Earth – Dark Bird Is Home

Sam Greenspan, contributor Without even attempting to keep in line with the overarching autumnal theme of this issue, the predominant word that floats through my mind as I ponder the gorgeous melodies, ethereal piano chords, and shockingly appealing tin-can resonance on the Tallest Man on Earth’s third album is simply “haunting.” This particular record is significantly more produced than his …

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Cormac McCarthy Yelp Reviews

Hearken to the emptiness of the moon. Seven vested creatures shuffle over earth caked with blood. I cant hear you, said the guide as they ran him through with a pike. Entrails spilled and screams of no and no and please and help and no again as they left him for the scavengers and their red breath. I could do …

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Vetiver – Complete Strangers

If Andy Cabic, a.k.a. Vetiver, set out to make the soundtrack to an uneventful day at a private beach, then mission accomplished. Vetiver’s sixth album, Complete Strangers, dips its toe ever so gently into several shallow pools of influence, including folk, synth, funk and tropicalia. The album title is fitting, as each track varies in style and mood. The common …

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Eternal Tapestry – Wild Strawberries

Adam Jacobs, contributor “A lucid dream where a drone ingests strong hallucinogens and slowly takes Wall-E to Pleasure Town by eating out his robot butthole.” This  is how I would describe Eternal Tapestry’s new album, Wild Strawberries. Their name alone couldn’t be more obvious for a jam band unless they were called Patchouli Partners or the Hacky Sack Gang. Let’s …

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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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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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Famous Punk Rockers Review the Billboard Pop Charts

Joe Ramone reviews FourFiveSeconds by Kanye and Rihanna and Paul McCartney Sounds like that time Dee Dee shit himself onstage in Tokyo and we called him GiGi for the rest of the tour. Greg Graffin reviews Earned It by The Weeknd If you listen close you can hear the geo social political implications in verse two, which adds to the …

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