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July 2018

Come On Baby, Don’t Say Maybe, It’s Who Did It Better: The “Take It Easy” Edition

We know you’ve heard the song 611,231 times. We know that The Dude hated the Eagles, man, and that millions of gullibles have followed his lead since the film’s release in 199…whenever. We even know the images ingrained in your… Continue Reading →

Texas Has The Best Murder: Matthew Logan Vasquez And His Texas Murder Ballads

Matthew Logan Vasquez plays an outlaw brand of psychedelic rock that seems to have vanished from the musical landscape sometime in 1971, mashing up outright sleazy gutter riffs with surprisingly expressive vocals. He released the EP Texas Murder Ballads earlier… Continue Reading →

We Critique Music Critics: Pitchfork Hates Luluc, But Why?

For those many, many souls not in The Know, Luluc are a gentle Australian duo who play über-low-key tunes with a peaceful hippy-hint of the winter of ’69 canyon sound. It’s a thoroughly relaxing listening experience, and it really, really… Continue Reading →

Dinosaur: Wonder Trail

Dinosaur has been a name in the ‘new’ jazz scene for a few years now.  The music speaks for itself, which is good because this collective falls shockingly beneath the radar on the internet.  With a group of compositions by… Continue Reading →

Grin Doctors: Secret American Fight The Pessimist Tide

One of my favorite under the radar finds this year has to be the grooving, vibey Secret American. They dropped Warmth and Shelter in the first part of this year, a layered gem consisting of 10 tracks pulling from a… Continue Reading →

Chaos Magic: The Citradels, God Bless

The Citradels are conjured from Melbourne Australia and churn out their much-needed “anti psych wimp rock”. Here’s looking at you, Tame Impala. They dropped God Bless in January of 2018, the bands 8th album since coming together in 2010.Their sound is fresh… Continue Reading →

5 2018 Albums That Haven’t Gotten Enough Coverage: Dan Falatko Edition

Serge Gainsbourg & Michel Colombier, Le Pacha: Lots of people were dissing on Record Store Day this year due to reasons I never bothered looking up, probably legitimate reasons, but that certainly didn’t stop RSD 2018 from dropping some way… Continue Reading →

5 2018 Albums That Haven’t Gotten Enough Coverage: David C. Casey Edition

Q2 has officially ended, and the panic sets in. Have we gotten our requisite quarterly amount of clicks?! We’ve spent so many weeks breathlessly covering Kanye’s antics and dissecting everything through a Trumpian lens, we’ve almost forgotten entirely about our… Continue Reading →

Hurts So Good: A New Crop Of Female Singer-Songwriters Lack The Clarity Of Lived-In Depression

Yesterday I was minding my own business and I happened to hear yet another melancholy song by a young female singer songwriter named Phoebe Something. The lyrics danced around the morbidity of depression: “Jesus Christ I’m so blue all the… Continue Reading →

U.S. Blues: A Very Hippie 4th Of July Playlist

“Wave the flag, pop the bag, rock the boat, skin the goat, shine your shoes, light your fuse, can you use them ol’ U.S. Blues?” For some reason the 4th of July has always been really big with hippies. Is… Continue Reading →

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