Vlimmer’s Alexander Leonard Donat Readies New Project Assassun, ‘Sunset Skull’ Arrives 3/11; Listen To “Devours Itself”

Alexander Leonard Donat is a man of many moods. With his project Vlimmer he unleashes poetic dark wave with gorgeous melodies and Gothic undertones. With Fir Cone Children he gives us beautifully constructed pop in the spirit of Robyn Hitchcock and Guided By Voices. Whatever non de plume Donat is creating under it’s always exciting, […]

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Oli Heffernan’s Houseplants Project Returns with ‘II’, Out 3/4; Listen to “The Barrows”

Oli Heffernan seems to never take a holiday, as he’s always putting out music on an epic level. Ivan The Tolerable, King Champion Sounds, and University Challenged just to name a few, Heffernan seems to abhor down time. All the better for us. I first discovered Oli Heffernan via his Ivan The Tolerable project. In-particular, […]

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METZ : LIVE AT THE OPERA HOUSE

METZ have established themselves as modern post-punk titans over the course of a decade, making albums as sonically punishing as they are deceptively catchy. Pained, barb wire-wrapped pop structures coated in honey, dipped in broken glass and meticulously pounded into our psyches until we give into the aural assault. The Canadian four-piece released their fourth […]

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Cloud Nothings : The Shadow I Remember

Cleveland’s Cloud Nothings have been pretty consistent in their decade-long career. A slow but ever-evolving sound from misfit Midwest emo punks to something grander, and angrier. 2012’s breakthrough Attack On Memory was a substantial shift in sound to something more jagged, more forceful, and more locked into the times. A modern day post-punk statement, thanks […]

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Isvisible/Isinvisible : Moon-White Water

On Moon-White Water, Simon Pott’s fifth LP under the name Isvisible/Isinvisible, he seems to find that perfect balance between man and machine. Working once again like a sonic wizard with modular synths, vintage effects, and no overdubs, Pott builds buzzing worlds on Moon-White Water. Despite the improvisational and free-form nature of his work, Isvisible/Isinvisible’s sound […]

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Luis Vasquez : A Body Of Errors

Luis Vasquez uses art to express his creativity, but also his internal world. With his long-running project The Soft Moon, Vasquez uses post-punk angst and darkwave doom and gloom to paint us jagged visions of the human experience. If that sounds like a drag, it’s not. Musically Vasquez builds pulsating soundscapes, pop industrial rhythms with […]

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