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Niche Appeal’s Fave 2019 Records

There should be no such thing as a “Best Of List”. People like what they like, and who is to say what was the best of anything for any given year? In the case of sites like Pitchfork and Stereogum,… Continue Reading →

Hawk Tubley’s Widescreen Urban Psych

Unlike the majority of “retro” leaning contemporary music, which tends to sound over studied and therefore drearily contemporary, Hawk Tubley really could have been on the radio in 1974. This Philadelphia solo act may be shackled to the Christian name… Continue Reading →

“Scary People Saying Silly Shit”: Baxter Dury Steals Song Of The Year With “Slumlord”

No one’s gonna say anything very nice If you were forced, at knife point, to make a definitive prediction for 2020 that is 100% guaranteed to come true, then this right here would be it. And leave it to sleazy… Continue Reading →

Live Review: Electric Wizard Brings Their Scuzzy Enigma To Brooklyn Steel

“They’ve been handed everything and have nothing in return Squirreling away in their barras, their roads, their dens, their thin dreams The slightest clarion clang, a half note on a bugle, a tremor in the stillness And they come climbing… Continue Reading →

Kamikaze Mushroom Palace: The Kainalu Interview

“Kainalu” is Hawaiian lingo for “ocean wave”. The band, Kainalu, springs from the mind of Trent Pall who enjoyed the sand and surf of Hawaii when he spent summers there with his grandparents. He now resides in the much chillier,… Continue Reading →

On The Rumored Black Crowes Cash Grab Reunion & Brothers In Bands

The Spiritual Significance Of The Crow – It is usually believed that the crow is a symbol of bad luck and death, but it is not always the case. As we have already said, a crow may be a symbol of life magic and mysteries. It also symbolizes… Continue Reading →

The Madcap Rated, Complete Syd Barrett Volume : “Pow R. Toc H.”

“Pow R. Toc H.” by Pink Floyd, Released August 5th, 1967 Has there ever been a more unlikely pioneer of something than Syd Barrett and his early use of beatboxing? And by “early” we mean “1967”, nearly a full decade… Continue Reading →

Brit Pop Roars Back To Life With MOSES

Where is my life I want to dance for joy Be happy all the time You really have to bring on the infectious hooks to sell a chorus such as this, but MOSES, the young UK upstarts that have been… Continue Reading →

Fragile Creatures – The Interview

Cross the line Cross the line We don’t know why we came here tonight So sings Adam Kidd on “A New Low”, the hooky rush of a new single from Brighton, England’s Fragile Creatures. The track feels especially triumphant coming… Continue Reading →

Reviewing The Reviewers: Sophie Kemp Of Pitchfork Trashes Cigarettes After Sex

There may only be a few statements that Sophie Kemp gets right in her pearl-clutching, stiflingly conservative and puritanical review of this new Cigarettes After Sex album, Cry, but it’s an important one: There is a universe where this raciness… Continue Reading →

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