Deerhoof Announce U.S. Tour, Milk Man Reissue, New 7″

This is the longest Deerhoof-related news post in the history of humanity, maybe! But here goes… First, let’s get their new tour dates out of the way! DEERHOOF TOUR DATES sept 15 – San Francisco, CA – Atrium at SFMOMA (part of Adam Pendleton’s BAND) sept 20 – Brooklyn, NY – Music Hall Of Williamsburg sept 21 – Philadelphia, PA – World Cafe Live sept 22 – Charlottesville, VA – Jefferson Theater sept 23 – Cincinnati, OH – Know Theatre / Midpoint Music Festival sept 24 – Champaign, IL – Polyvinyl’s 15th Anniversary Party at Pygmalion sept 25 – Chicago, IL – Bottom Lounge sept 26 – St Louis, MO – Luminary Center For The Arts sept 28 – Ithaca,

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Larry And His Flask – All The We Know Album Review

Sometimes it’s tough to review albums just based on the merit of their tracks alone. The mind often wanders to the live venue — to how much fun it was that time you saw that band play that one song live. Every subsequent time the song comes on the radio after that moment, that one song stands out as better than rest, associated with memories. It is virtually impossible for me to review Larry And His Flask’s new album, All That We Know, because Larry And His Flask are the most rambunctious live band you have never heard of. The six-piece bluegrass/folk-punk outfit hail from the gorgeous central Oregon haven of Bend. Larry And His Flask look like a roving

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High Scores And Records Mixtape (#14) Stream & Download

High Scores And Records is an independent, artist-owned record label from Portland, Oregon, interested in new sounds, fun, dark spaces, and the weird line where complete avant-garde experimentation begins to meet up with pop sensibility.

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Summer Daze Mixtape (#13) Stream & Download

It’s that time for hot summer days with dips in the pool, ice cream treats and driving along the beach with your windows down. Go!

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The Better Letters – Mixed Feelings Album Review

1970′s Yé-yé punk pop? An old genre’s new sub-genre? Even in this, the heyday of music categorizing snobbery that seems to delight fans, bloggers, and YouTube commenters round the globe, The Better Letters aren’t that easy to classify. So fall back for five minutes and let’s review. I’ll start with what’s not confusing: the lyrics. The Better Letters’ first LP, Mixed Feelings, pops with lyrics comparable to that of The Mountain Goats, in a stream-of-consciousness, straight-to-the-oint, conversational kind of way. Some lyricists toy with you, but this band isn’t playing around. This LP harbors no metaphorical mind fucks, though if it does, please let me know because in that case, I’ve completely misread it. I get the feeling The Better

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The Reservations – Self-Titled Album Review

In the back of your mind, there exists a type of music that you’ve always wanted to hear but never seem able to peg down. You want it to be X and Y while still remaining Z. Every person has this formula, whether he admits it or not, for the type of music that he can easily fall in love with. The Reservations, a four piece band hailing from Portland, Oregon, encapsulate everything I adore about fun-loving rock and roll music. But The Reservations’ self-titled album goes beyond meeting a simple checklist of sounds or ideas that make it a great album; there’s a spontaneity on The Reservations that few bands can capture on record, giving it a refreshing and

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