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Newcomers Wand serve up loud and fuzzy 'Ganglion Reef' debut

‘Ganglion Reef’
Wand (GOD?)
3.5 stars out of 5

Los Angeles-based indie rock newcomers Wand landed a deal with Ty Segall’s GOD? label and offer up a blistering debut full-length in “Ganglion Reef.” Cory Hanson (vocals/guitar), Evan Burrows (drums), Daniel Martin (guitar) and Lee Landy (bass) make music that loud and fuzzy … and it is surprisingly catchy to boot. 70 more words

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An album to “Fall” for…

There are many great fall albums. This time of year is one of my absolute delights. Cool, crisp mornings (where I don’t have to scrape the car windows, of course)…the anticipation of wearing my 20 eyelet Docs in either black or brown, depending on my outfit…and my playlist. 871 more words


Album - Jens Lekman, 'Night Falls Over Kortedala'

Listen: Jens Lekman, ‘Kanske Är Jag Kär I Dig’

Listen: Jens Lekman, ‘Your Arms Around Me’

Jens Lekman knows that romantic love is a fantasy. Not in the sense that he believes it is outside the realm of possibility; far from it. 802 more words

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Heaven's Jail mesmerize on their 'Ace Called Zero' debut album

‘Ace Called Zero’
Heaven’s Jail (self-released)
4.5 stars out of 5

When I learned that “Ace Called Zero, “ the debut platter from indie folk trio Heaven’s Jail was being produced by Phosphorescent’s Matthew Houck, I knew it was a record that I’d enjoy. 122 more words

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Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young: CSNY 74

Fleetwood Mac had nothing on Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young when it came to internal discord. But like the Mac pack, CSNY managed to leave much of its friction at the stage door. 702 more words

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Bad Self - The Three Daughters of Maria

Bad self
Three Maria

New Dublin band bad self have self released this very well produced and tight record. They have a rocky sound complete with riffs and dirty drum beat. 159 more words

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Ben Frost - A U R O R A (Mute)

Bedroom Community affiliate and collaborator Ben Frost migrates to Mute for the release of his latest opus of bleak machinery drones. His fifth album picks up in some ways where his previous solo outing, … 639 more words

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