Reviews

Teen Daze – “All Of Us, Together” Review

Teen Daze - All Of Us, Together

Artist: Teen Daze Album: All Of Us, Together Label: Lefse Records   Teen Daze traffic almost exclusively in the areas of your brain that deal with memory and the feeling of collective association.  The music does sound suspiciously like Chillwave after all.  But where artists like Toro Y Moi and Washed Out aim for that blissed out cathartic release, Teen ...

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Foo Fighters: ‘Wasting Light’ Review

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Artist: Foo Fighters Album: Wasting Light Label: RCA Finding a great rock album among the sea of space oddity costumes, country tartlets and electronically altered hip hip vocals is like trying to find a diamond in the rough. Luckily for those of us who appreciate heavily laden guitars riffs, super powered basslines and drums that are aimed to destroy, we ...

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Joe Lovano: ‘Bird Songs’ Review

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Artist: Joe Lovano Album: Bird Songs Label: Blue Note Inspired by the notion of what Charlie “Yardbird” Parker could have been, Grammy Award winning saxophonist Joe Lovano’s 22nd album, Bird Songs, puts a post bop twist on the bebop jazz styling of Parker’s music. Backed by his band, Us Five, Lovano belts out smooth sax riffs in Parker classics such ...

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Music Reviews: The Go! Team ‘Rolling Blackouts’

Music Review: Rolling Blackouts by The Go! Team Release Date: February 1, 2011 Memphis Industries UK We have a new review up of Rolling Blackouts, the latest album from The Go! Team. Here is a snippet of the article, written by James Kaufholz: Rolling Blackouts, like previous releases from The Go! Team, walks the fine line between overwhelming energy and ...

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Cass McCombs: ‘WIT’S END’ Review

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Artist: Cass McCombs Album: WIT’S END Label: Domino Records There comes a time in the maturation process of any great artist when that artist realizes that most of the time, less is more. For Cass McCombs, WIT’S END is that moment. On the record, the fifth full-length from the Los Angeles-based singer-songwriter, McCombs drastically changes his songwriting approach, ditching the ...

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Carolina Chocolate Drops: Concert Review

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You may have never heard of an all-black bluegrass band before, but Carolina Chocolate Drops is definitely a band you should be listening to. If you like good, old fashioned, bluegrass, then you will adore this music. Their bio reads like a good movie or book plot. Don Flemons, Rhiannon Giddens, and Justin Robinson traveled to Mebane, NC to learn ...

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Cold Cave: ‘Cherish the Light Years’ Review

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Artist: Cold Cave Album: Cherish the Light Years Label: Matador A couple of years ago, I read in an online magazine that Wes Eisold had a new project that he was working on called Cold Cave. This excited me, as Eisold was the front-man of some of my favorite hardcore bands growing up, including American Nightmare and Some Girls. Reading further ...

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Hunx and His Punx: ‘Too Young to be in Love’ Review

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Artist: Hunx and his Punx Album: Too Young to Be in Love Label: Hardly Art Oakland, California’s flamboyant up-and-comer pop punk sensation Seth Bogart, aka Hunx, recently released his second album, Too Young To Be in Love, with his Punx on Hardly Art Records. It’s a pretty decent album, if you are in the mood for some guy singing higher ...

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