DIIV : Deceiver

DIIV’s leader and main songwriter Zachary Cole Smith stated that the band’s 2016 record Is The Is Are was an album about addiction and getting sober at the time of the record’s release. Though it turned out that was not the case, as Smith stated in an interview a year later. Smith was still very […]

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Drab Majesty : Modern Mirror

Drab Majesty creates in light and dark. There’s the Gothic chill of Pornography-era Cure and the synth pop lift of early OMD, Talk Talk, and Animotion. Deb Demure started Drab Majesty while still drumming for Los Angeles experimental rock band Marriages. Donning white make-up and a white wig Demure hides all traces of some bloke […]

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Rev Magnetic : Versus Universe

The debut album by quartet Rev Magnetic buzzes with light-headed glee. Versus Universe follows in the grand tradition of symphonic psych pop bands like Mercury Rev, Polyphonic Spree, the Flaming Lips, and to some degree Spiritualized. There’s a mixture of modern electronics with the hallucinogenic sweetness of acid-burnt pop. Rev Magnetic is the brainchild of […]

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Tamaryn : Dreaming The Dark

I have a soft spot for 80s pop radio. Sure, in 1987 I was the kid sitting on the bus heading to middle school with headphones on and a copy of Anthrax’ State Of Euphoria in my Sony Walkman. But side A would end and before I could flip to side B I could hear […]

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Lauren Lakis Readies New Album ‘Sad Girl Breakfast’: Listen To “Right Now”

Singer/songwriter Lauren Lakis is readying the follow-up to her highly-acclaimed debut album FEROCIOUS. Sad Girl Breakfast will be dropping 4/5/19 on Cavity Search Records. First single “Right Now” is out, and it’s a stunning song. Hints of late-80s and early-90s shoegaze, dream pop, and slowcore come thru on the baritone guitar-driven track. Lakis’ vocals are […]

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