Blonde Redhead – “Love Or Prison” Live 4AD Session

Here’s a pretty minimal and nicely shot 4AD session with Blonde Redhead, who are on tour now. This track is from their new album, Penny Sparkle.

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Maserati – Pyramid Of The Sun Album Review

Talk about a bittersweet release. The first thing I thought of when I put the new Maserati album on was the unfortunate death of their old drummer Jerry Fuchs. So, Pyramid Of The Sun seems like it was his last testament of sorts. A large part of this is because Fuchs had a very distinct drumming style throughout all the material he worked with, his style almost single handedly puts the funk into the sound. Take the title track, which opens with a simple grooving guitar line over Fuchs’ laying down a simple, yet dancey drum beat. The guitars fade in and fade out on each side, but at all times, it is Fuchs who is in control. He pushes

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The Titans Of The Industry – LMNOEP Album Review

The Titans Of Industry is a Seattle-based indie rock band with some oddball elements and vocals, which create a vibe reminiscent of bands like Of Montreal. Their new LMNOEP EP begins with “These Cold Hands,” a catchy track with a curious mixture of pounding keys, strings, and crunchy guitar riffs; “Touch And Go, Snowy Snow” is a quirky cinematic track with another catchy melody. “Millionaire Station” begins with a long ominous orchestral piece — maybe meant for a Star Wars movie — and turns into a dark waltz before encompassing a shockingly sweet-sounding, but extremely bitter lyric: “Fuck you baby/ I’m tired of this shit/ Sweet baby.” The track continues with a puttering machine, fading into the final song seamlessly.

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The Octopus Project Band Interview

“I think we like to keep it tense. I think we like to keep a really healthy balance of, ‘Ohhh, everything could fall apart at any given moment.’” – Josh Lambert

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The Philistines Jr. – If A Band Plays In The Woods… Album Review

On If A Band Plays In The Woods…?, the first album from The Philistines Jr. in over a decade, the band continues to play its own brand of modern rock with efficiency. On “Set List Title: Cableguy,” the band begins with an excellent orchestral intro before the three-part harmonies of the Katis brothers come in and swell with excitement. The exquisitely beautiful pop songs the band is able to create are, in some cases, some of the most amazing sounds one might hear in a whole year, and can only be described as easily enjoyable ear candy. While songs like “The Bus Stop Song” are meant to be short and to the point, others like the kooky half-instrumental “B” just

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Prince Rama – Shadow Temple Album Review (w/ Full Album Stream)

Music can serve a thousand different functions in our lives, and I’d be the first to admit that as much as there’s almost always a longing in me for transcendent auditory experimentation. When I’m at work or doing some other boring repetitive task completely sober, I probably want shit I can sing along with to help time accelerate towards the paydirt. That’s how most bands make their money. So, I suppose that was a roundabout way of saying that if it’s that kind of a hyper-focused, consciousness-constricting pop music getaway or calculated metal beatdown you’re looking for, this is the exact wrong record for you. Also might be worth noting that if you don’t like hippies, or hippie culture in

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