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2015. Eagles of Death Metal Zipper Down cover hi res

Eagles of Death Metal, “Zipper Down”

“Zipper Down” has some memorable hooks, and the rhythm section particularly shines, but with this band, it’s best to buy their first two records and remember them for what they were: a fun joke that apparently won’t age that well.

October 22, 2015

Wand 2015 1000 Days cover hi-res

Wand, “1000 Days”

This is a lay-down-and-stare-at-the-ceiling kind of record, one that should be put on repeat during a lazy afternoon spent day-dreaming about past California summer sunsets.

October 02, 2015

Gardens and Villa. Music for Dogs. cover.

Gardens & Villa, “Music for Dogs”

While the LP is definitely satisfying, it’s hard to feel like you’re on Gardens & Villa’s wavelength. Maybe the frequency is just too high for us.

August 27, 2015

The Good Life. Everybody’s coming down. cover.

The Good Life, “Everybody’s Coming Down”

Cursive frontman Tim Kasher promises listeners a lot by naming his solo side project The Good Life.

August 20, 2015

Girlpool. Before the world was big cover.

Girlpool, “Before the World Was Big”

Stripped down and to the point, Girlpool’s debut full-length “Before the World Was Big” reminds us that, sometimes, less is more.

June 03, 2015

Palma Violets. Danger in the Club cover.

Palma Violets, “Danger in the Club”

The rebellious nature of being young and alive in a city is what makes the Violets so great, and “Danger in the Club”’s lack of that spunk is what makes the LP so disappointing.

May 08, 2015

2015. JEFF The Brotherhood, “Wasted on the Dream” art

JEFF The Brotherhood, “Wasted on the Dream”

With this release, the duo’s dream and future is unclear, but one thing is for sure, listening to this album is definitely time wasted.

March 23, 2015

2015. Ty Segall Band, “Live in San Francisco”

Ty Segall Band, “Live in San Francisco”

Listening to the LP is like reliving a moment in time. Even if you weren’t there, you can still feel the heat emulating from the walls.

January 27, 2015
The Wytches, “Annabel Dream Reader”

British trio the Wytches seamlessly blend horror aesthetics with heavy rock riffs on their debut full-length Annabel Dream Reader.

August 26, 2014

2014 OBN IIIs, “Third Time To Harm” album art

OBN IIIs, “Third Time to Harm”

Don’t get me wrong, while the signature fuzz from past OBN IIIs recordings is absent, the Austin, Texas, foursome haven’t completely forgotten their dirty roots.

July 22, 2014

2014 Cold Beat, “Over Me” album art

Cold Beat, “Over Me”

While the music may not skew as disco as Blondie, Over Me still manages to take on a more refined sound.

July 08, 2014
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