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Album Review - Dr. Dog: Psychedelic Swamp

The name Psychedelic Swamp should strike a familiar chord to the most devoted among Dr. Dog’s hirsute hordes. It’s the name of the band’s self-recorded, self-released debut from 2001, little more than a lo-fi demo to get the band off the ground after their formation in Philadelphia a little over a year earlier. 326 more words

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Album Review - Radiation City: Synesthetica

Radiation City are a band steeped in nostalgic influences. Previous albums The Hand That Takes You and Animals In The Median generously cherry picked elements from such diverse genres as 60s jazz and Kraftwerk-esque synth pop. 466 more words

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Album Review - Nap Eyes: Thought Rock Fish Scale

Let’s not dance around it; Nigel Chapman does sound like Lou Reed. A lot. The timbre of his voice and the pronunciation of words. Even in the way that it sounds like a conversation even though he’s actually singing. 291 more words

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Album Review - Kyle Hall: From Joy

Say what you like about Detroit’s finest, their music is unrivalled. Their prodigious talent in the studio and behind the decks is made all the more alluring by their close-knit reticence, but that doesn’t put us off. 377 more words

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Album Review - Adrian Younge: Something About April II

In a world where the minimalism of Hans Zimmer reigns supreme, it’s good to have Adrian Younge on the scene. In between revitalizing Souls of Mischief and the Delfonics, the Los Angeles composer keeps returning to the audio realm of movie soundtracks. 330 more words

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EP Review - Krallice: Hyperion

New York-based black metal quartet Krallice are a band with progression a significant part of their gene pool. Featuring among their line-up guitarist Colin Marston of legendary tech-death band Gorguts (among others), their crisp but often long, ambidextrous compositions have largely enthralled the blogosphere and, in true USBM fashion, managed to keep elitists at arm’s length. 252 more words

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Album Review - The Hateful Eight (Soundtrack)

Call me Nostradamus, but I predict Ennio Morricone is due for an Oscar for his outstanding work on The Hateful Eight soundtrack. Since a score is tantamount to a great script or story in the world of cinema, we find ourselves in the hands of a master once again, and this world is foreboding. 335 more words

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