Reviews

Joel Plaskett Emergency: ‘Scrappy Happiness’ Review

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A Gravy and Biscuits Micro ReviewArtist: Joel Plaskett Emergency Album: Scrappy Happiness Joel Plaskett, a musician and producer from Halifax,Nova Scotia,Canada, has been a prominent member of the Canadian music scene for the upwards of twenty years. Scrappy Happiness is his fourth LP with his band Emergency, and was written over the course of ten weeks, with one track released ...

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The Strokes: ‘Angles’ Review

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Artist: The Strokes Album: Angles Label: RCA/Rough Trade Editor’s note: We’re about 50/50 on this album, so here are two of our writers’ opinions. Be sure to check out Angles to make up your own mind and let us know on which side of the coin you fall! Over the past decade, The Strokes have carved out a niche as being 21st century indie/garage rock pioneers. With ...

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Wild Beasts: ‘Smother’ Review

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Artist: Wild Beasts Album: Smother Label: Domino Records When U.K. quartet Wild Beasts released their second full length album Two Dancers in 2009, it seemed imminent that the lads were on the verge of something big. This wasn’t your father’s English import rock ‘n roll band of yesteryear; these guys offered something different. Lush, melancholy melodies drifted over perfect percussive parts ...

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Indie Concert Reviews: Voxhaul Broadcast, Skybombers, Rooney at Variety Playhouse Atlanta

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Indie Concert Reviews: Voxhaul Broadcast, Skybombers, Rooney at Variety Playhouse Atlanta Recently, we had a contest on Gravy and Biscuits where we picked a winner and a guest to accompany us on a trip to see indie artists Voxhaul Broadcast, along with Skybombers and Rooney, at the Variety Playhouse in Atlanta. The winners also received Gravy and Biscuits T-shirts and ...

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Funeral Party: ‘The Golden Age of Knowhere’ Review

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Artist: Funeral Party Album: The Golden Age of Knowhere Label: Sony Music/RCA/Jive One might think a band named Funeral Party would be a gloom and doom band with a legion of wristcutters as their fanbase. Although their band name may be taken from a song title by 1980′s goth alternative supergroup The Cure, Funeral Party’s newest release, The Golden Age ...

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Ty Segall Band – “Slaughterhouse” Review

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Artist: Ty Segall Band Album: Slaughterhouse Label: In The Red Records When we talk about modern rock records, we generally place them into some kind of historical musical context.  How does this album with guitars stack up against this other album with guitars?  Is it as good as seminal rock albums like Fun House, Axis: Bold As Love, or the ...

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Akron/Family: ‘Akron/Family II: The Cosmic Birth and Journey of Shinju TNT’ Review

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Artist: Akron/Family Album: Akron/Family II: The Cosmic Birth and Journey of Shinju TNT Label: Dead Oceans Akron/Family makes messy albums. The New York City band got their start in 2004 under Michael Gira’s Young Gods label after sending Gira several albums worth of tapes they recorded on makeshift recording equipment in their Brooklyn apartment. Gira describes the unpredictability of their ...

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Bibio: ‘Mind Bokeh’ Review

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Artist:Bibio Album: Mind Bokeh Label: Warp Records Mind Bokeh,  Bibio’s sixth studio album and third with Warp Records, serves as nothing more than a let down.  Bibio (Stephen Wilkinson) is an English producer known mostly for his experimental and innovative nature.  He describes Mind Bokeh as “a balance of the familiar and non familiar”, and although this may be an ...

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