Dinosaur Jr : Sweep It Into Space

Dinosaur Jr have consistently released album after album of noisy rock and sunshine-smeared fuzz pop for the better part of four decades. Starting out in the noise scene of early 80s indie/punk rock with the likes of Sonic Youth, Husker Du, and Yo La Tengo, the three piece led by J Mascis has morphed their […]

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Bon Iver : i,i

Justin Vernon appeared out of the cold Wisconsin woods back in 2007 and won over our hearts with an album filled with his scratch and dent white boy soul, earnest heartbreak songs, and a DIY approach that sounded honest and raw. For Emma, Forever Ago, a nothing left to lose record for Vernon, was him […]

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Black Mountain : Destroyer

I remember when I got my drivers license. I was a late bloomer and didn’t get mine till I was 17. After some shenanigans prior to being 16 and my uncle’s 1949 Chevy, I was banned from getting my license for a bit. But when I did finally get it, it was such a feeling […]

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Black Mountain Return In May With ‘Destroyer’; Listen to “Future Shade”

Yes children, gather round for I have great news! The mighty Canadian psych collective Black Mountain have announced that on May 24th they’re dropping their brand new LP Destroyer with their longstanding record label Jagjaguwar. It’s been almost two years since their last release, the incredible IV. In between then and now the band had […]

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Preoccupations : New Material

I’ve been known to feel a bit down from time to time. I can be a bit hard on myself when I feel I’m not doing enough or trying hard enough in this crazy thing called life. But I don’t think I’ve ever been clinically depressed. I carry my share of anxiety and self-imposed guilt, […]

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Preoccupations : Preoccupations

Preoccupations is the band formerly known as Viet Cong. Viet Cong was a band that put out one of my favorite albums of 2015. Preoccupations is a band that may have put out one of my favorite albums of 2016. Not only for the fact that their self-titled album is a beautifully dark concoction of […]

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