Shy Boys : Bell House

There’s an overwhelming exuberance that comes from The Shy Boys’ newest long player called Bell House. Rough-around-the-edges four-part harmonies intermingle with sparse garage rock compositions, bringing to mind The Feelies and the dB’s with a touch of K Records illumination. Their music has a timeless feel that gives it the feeling of finding some lost […]

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King Tuff : The Other

So I may have been wrong about Kyle Thomas, aka King Tuff. I know he’s been around for a few years now and that he’s got connections to Ty Segall and that whole crew of prolific garage/punk/pop artists that seem to be readying new albums every couple months. Around 2012 Thomas seemed to¬† be all […]

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Andy’s Party

I came across Andy Shauf’s excellent The Party on one of those layabout Friday evenings where a couple stouts were enjoyed and a homemade pizza pie was built to perfection. It’s kind of a regular Friday evening thing around here. Anyways, I’d posted a review of the great new Beach Fossils record Somersault and my […]

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Mikal Cronin : MKIII

I’m not sure it’s possible to not like Mikal Cronin. It’s like saying you don’t like love, reminiscing, and looking longingly back at your youth. If you can say you don’t like any of those things then I suppose it’s possible to dismiss Mr. Cronin’s music as fluff and too syrupy sweet. If you feel […]

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