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Niche Appeal’s Fave 2020 Records #35: Deradoorian “Find The Sun”

Deradoorian, Find The Sun, (ANTI-) A psychedelic teardrop of a record, a sunsplash in a cyclone, a song cycle with no clear center, just airy, percussion-forward arrangements pulling lightly from core as these ten tracks roll by like CAN jamming on… Continue Reading →

Niche Appeal’s Fave 2020 Records #36: Jeff Tweedy “Love Is The King”

Jeff Tweedy, Love Is The King, (dBpm Records) For those who tuned out of the whole Wilco/Tweedy circus once they lost their Being There twang and started working in kraut rock rhythms and wife-killer lyrical tirades, you can officially beam yourself back in… Continue Reading →

Niche Appeal’s Fave 2020 Records #37: 21 Savage & Metro Boomin’ “Savage Mode II”

21 Savage & Metro Boomin’, Savage Mode II (Slaughter Gang/Epic)   Key lines from Savage Mode II *All lyrics by 21 Savage unless otherwise noted   “I ain’t with the rap beef, Draco pedophile, all my opps get touched” “I… Continue Reading →

Niche Appeal’s Fave 2020 Records #38: The Psychedelic Furs “Made Of Rain”

The Psychedelic Furs, Made Of Rain (Cooking Vinyl) This is the record The National have been trying to write for the past 15 years. It’s also easily the most comforting record I became immersed in during the 20. Yes, comforting…. Continue Reading →

Niche Appeal’s Fave 2020 Records #39: The Strokes “The New Abnormal”

The Strokes, The New Abnormal (Cult/RCA) How’s this for a plot? Your fave wholesome former alcoholic 40-something Dad rocker suddenly sculpts his hair into a severe mullet and dyes it more colors than 6ix9ine’s wildest Adderall dreams. As with any… Continue Reading →

Niche Appeal’s Fave 2020 Records #40: The Black Lips “Sing in a World That’s Falling Apart”

In a year where horrible things happened such as The Libertines becoming gentrifying hoteliers and Eddie Van Halen running with the devil all the way to heaven, it can be tough to locate the gems sparkling amidst the mire. We… Continue Reading →

Like Niche Appeal? Then Buy This Book

Brand new novella from ya’ boy dropped today. If you like my articles here on The Niche, then you will most likely enjoy this too. Buy From Publisher Buy From Feudal Warlord Jeff Bezos Other Daniel Falatko Joints An unnamed… Continue Reading →

Dallas Acid: Meditation Music For the Fringes

Far back in the misty, decadent crevices of mid-2000s North Brooklyn there existed a ragtag, elegantly bearded band of Stones-worshipers that just about made it. Just about but not quite. The band in question was VietNam, a Michael Gerner-led gaggle… Continue Reading →

Live Forever Tres Warren: 25 Essential Tracks

The saddest and most mysterious death of the first half of 2020, Tres Warren, one half of long-running psych juggernaut Psychic Ills along with bassist Elizabeth Hart, checked out right as the world was beginning to slide off its axis… Continue Reading →

Discography Digging: Primal Scream Part 2 (2000-Present)

XTRMNTR, (2000) Bobby Gillespie – vocals, guitar, samples Andrew Innes – guitar Robert Young – guitar, programming Martin Duffy – keyboards, programming Gary ‘Mani’ Mounfield – bass Darrin Mooney – drums Jim Hunt – saxophone Duncan Mackay – trumpet If there’s a more iconic moment in… Continue Reading →

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