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Album Review: Moira Scar “Scarred For Life”

Joel Leavitt, contributor    Rather than write a traditional review, I thought I’d share a little tale of my week listening to Moira Scar. Day 1: What the fuck did Ben send me? Day 2: I got an e-mail from the band saying they love Savage Henry Magazine. Day 3: Organ grinder. . .that’s me singing in a deep voice! …

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Album Review: Deap Vally “Get Deap EP!”

Cee Cee Hill, contributor “Deap Vally”  is comprised of two bad-ass chicks who totally know how to rock and they are on a mission to blow our minds. Lindsey Troy plays fierce guitar and hollers while Julie Edwards bangs the drums as if possessed by the devil. The band’s first recording, “Get Deap!” presents four unhinged, unrestrained and electrifying tracks. …

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Album Review: Mudhoney “Vanishing Point”

Cee Cee Hill, contributor “Vanishing Point” is Mudhoney’s ninth album in 25 years. The first song is raw, unproduced and doesn’t sound like the work of a “veteran band.” I’m sure they’re competent in production techniques, so I imagine this is a statement on how they like to record. If you are able to overcome that unexpected moment, things actually …

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Album Review: ODESZA “Summer’s Gone”

Astro De Rosa, contributor A production duo from the Pacific Northwest, ODESZA create pretty, soulful electronica. There’s a special lightness to their new album. It’s a positive message, utopian chords played over up- tempo trip-hop. Although the music is instrumental, the album seems to have a narrative. The band’s overall sound is pleasing to the ear and will appeal to …

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Album Review: Ghostface Killah (featuring Raekwon and Cappadonna) “Ironman” Reissue from Get on Down (Gold Edition 02)

Leah Brzezinski, contributor I’m admittedly not a hip-hop expert or “gangsta” in any sense. In 1996, when this seminal album was originally released, I was making up bad dance routines to Ace of Base. Fortunately, I’ve opened my mind since then, as has the world to hip-hop’s cultural significance. This is one seriously cool limited-edition box set from Boston-based Get …

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Album Review: Josh Ritter “The Beast In Its Tracks”

Kevin Nelson, contributor Divorce is never a happy subject. The inherent sadness and inherent no doubt creates a mournful tone, but mournful is truly the bread and butter of singer-songwriter types, so it’s perfectly suited for Josh Ritter’s latest, “The Beast in Its Tracks.” Written and recorded in the 18 months following a split from his wife, Ritter took a …

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Album Review: Chelsea light moving self-titled (self titled)

Jewelry Franz, contributor Thurston Moore’s Chelsea Light Moving has just released its eponymous debut. It’s his first project since Sonic Youth announced an “indefinite hiatus.” The sound is really dissonant and raw, coupled with throwback punk moments and atonal, noisy spoken word pieces. You get the feeling Moore has put his soul into this record. Much of the lyrical content …

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Food Review: The Flavors of Purina Fancy Feast Cat Food

I’m assuming I was volunteered for the task of sampling and reviewing cat food for several reasons. First off, I’m a large man and enjoy eating pretty much anything. There’s also the fact that this is the “Fancy” issue and there happens to be a brand of gourmet feline cuisine with that name. I also enjoy stroking a pussy and …

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Album Review: Barn Owl -“V”

Bagel, contributor Barn Owl is not what they seem. I wanted to use a bunch of Twin Peaks references for this one, but really I didn’t expect Barn Owl to sound this way. I don’t know exactly what I was expecting, but it wasn’t this. This is their fifth album, hence the “V” moniker, but if the early stuff is …

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