All posts by Karla Hernandez

Karla Hernandez is a Los Angeles-based REDEFINE writer. She is bilingual in English and Spanish.
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Ganglians – Still Living Album Review

Although, the sophomore album from Ganglians opens with the perplexing dedication, “This is a sad sad song for all you sad sad people,” it quickly becomes evident that the objective of the album is actually to brighten up lives with the right touch of reverb and sun-drenched melodies. As the voice of lead singer Ryan...Read...
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Eleanor Friedberger Live Show Review

The Friedberger brother and sister duo that make-up the band The Fiery Furnaces has always kept listeners on their toes. From songs that change tempos and themes which change with the blink of an eye, Matthew and Eleanor Friedberger’s fluctuating live show embraces constant change and experimentation. The Satellite Los Angeles, CA 2011 – 07/27...Read...
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Stripmall Architecture – Feathersongs For Factory Girls, Part Two Album Review

On Feathersongs For Factory Girls, Part Two, San Francisco’s Stripmall Architecture create a sonic space that is a bit disorienting. Rebecca Coseboom’s vocals swirl like a cloud of smoke while electro beats, violins, and cello induce chills. The songs carry a strong volatile sensation similar to that of a treacherous nightmare, but one that a...Read...
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Yuck – Self-Titled Album Review

Underneath all the dingy guitars, waves of static, and unavoidable comparisons to ’90s indie rock bands like Sonic Youth and Pavement, the self-titled, debut album from Yuck offers the simple beauty of an even earlier era when rock was made to be overtly fun. The swirling and distorted sounds of opener “Get Away” and the...Read...
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Say Hi – Um, Uh Oh Album Review

Over the years, and with each new release, Seattle-based Say Hi seemed to lose a touch of its eccentric bedroom-pop quality. The music remained endearing, but was clearly transforming into something more “grown-up.” Luckily, the sole creator behind Say Hi, Eric Elbogen, has managed to bring new life to his project with his latest, entitled...Read...
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