All posts by Erik Burg

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Dr. Dog – Be The Void Album Review

There’s no denying that Pennsylvania rockers Dr. Dog are at an interesting crossroads on their sixth studio album, Be the Void. Their steady, consistent rise in popularity seemed bound to increase almost twofold on their previous album Shame, Shame, but as it was met with average reviews, Dr. Dog continued on their path of predictable...Read...
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Molly Nilsson – History Album Review

As most outlets and writers, myself included, rushed a bit prematurely to start and finish their 2011 year end features, there were albums which passed without enough recognition. Atop the list of great December releases is Molly Nilsson’s incredibly nostalgic and ethereal album History. And shame on me for not realizing the album’s potential success,...Read...
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Dan Deacon, Purple & Green Live Show Review

What is there to say about a Dan Deacon concert that hasn’t already been said? He’s probably one of the most photographed and documented live acts in recent years — and especially considering his studio albums are decent at best, covering the Baltimore native is no small task. How do I spin something that’s so...Read...
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Water Borders – Harbored Mantras Album Review

I’ve always been fascinated with music that feels removed, purposefully or not, form the time period in which it is being created. Some records feel dated in a disparaging sense, but the new album from Water Borders sounds like a beautifully scripted scene from a medieval play performed in the modern era. Listen to “What...Read...
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Mattress – Eldorado EP Album Review

Not for the faint of heart, Rex Marshall’s newest release as Mattress is audibly visceral and uniquely his own, a mix of ghastly vocals and screeching synthesizers. And while it’s certainly not the most polished album, Eldorado EP offers plenty in the way of unabashed realism and guitar free rock and roll. With each track...Read...
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Young Circles – Jungle Habits Album Review

There’s something to be said about an album so arcane and compelling that writing an introduction to the review proves paralyzing. Young Circles’ Jungle Habits deserves an amazing lead, a pull-quote worthy of print, but I’m left rather motionless at the keyboard. Jungle Habits‘ spiritual rhythm and dynamic approach to songwriting makes the album one...Read...
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