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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 →

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 →

Both Directions At Once – The Lost John Coltrane Album Everybody’s Talking About

When I first heard that a recently discovered John Coltrane was being released, I didn’t have high expectations.  I mean, I’ve heard collectors state emphatically that if Coltrane farted on record, they’d listen.  I eschewed it, assuming that it was… Continue Reading →

Dimmu Borgir – Eonian: Reaching For Betterment Through Lucifer’s Light

To know the Norwegian symphonic black metal masterminds, Dimmu Borgir, in this particular moment as they storm toward the third decade of their blackened existence, one must know the tragic loss that transfigured them after their satantastic 2007 album, In… Continue Reading →

The Record Company: Music For Divorcees

“We are the Record Company. We play Rock n Roll.” How do you not want to tune in to listen? Chris Vos’ booming voice and innovative guitar playing and lyrics like “East side thriller killer / Roll bones drop stones raw… Continue Reading →

The Kurt Factor: Jealous Of The Birds & Courtney Barnett

2018 is a proving to be a stellar year for female artists and musicians. I am particularly moved by two of the innovative ladies with stellar records out this year, one whom is an Australian you may know well and… Continue Reading →

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