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Entries from Sep 2014

30 sep 2014

30 Sep 2014 · No Comments

Scruffy the Cat – reissues! rarities!
Abazagorath – I’m none too comfortable with the lyric content of The Satanic Verses, but but I like the way it sounds. Black metal with thrashy drum tempos, considerably enlivened by quiet atmospheric passages and some thorny/chewy guitar work.
Les Breastfeeders
Haki – Jess Hopper turned me on to this spiky/groovy indie [...]

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22 sep 2014

22 Sep 2014 · No Comments

The Capstan Shafts
Hostage Calm
The Finger – (hxc project from Ryan Adams and Jesse Malin)
U2 – concluding that I don’t hate the new record, but that it has none of what made me love U2 once
Slint – digging through all the bonus stuff on the Slint reish. nothing crazy revelatory; nothing I’m sorry to have heard. [...]

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15 sep 2014

15 Sep 2014 · No Comments

Furia – the Furia, from Poland, commonly filed under black metal, a box they often don’t fit in. Some of the melodic figures seem to borrow from folk tradition (without getting acoustic or anything).
Slagmaur – someone on a metal forum described this weird Norwegian metal band’s upcoming album Thill Smitts Terror as “music made by [...]

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8 september 2014

08 Sep 2014 · No Comments

Lenguas Largas – cool interlocking guitar parts, moderately lo-fi sound. a bit like early Q & not U?
Game Theory – Blaze of Glory reish. Still hurts.
Heartsounds – poppy/crunchy punk with coed vocals.
Emptiness – Murky, swirly black metal. Not all that far from the metally edge of goth (e.g., Fields of the Nephilim); some unusually concise [...]

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1 sep 2014

01 Sep 2014 · No Comments

Penelope Houston – OMG digital.penelope.net. Filled in many gaps.
The Nields
Connections
Falling Joys
The Geraldine Fibbers
Movieland – “blows up” is an amazing EP of catchy, uncompromising indie pop. RIYL Allo Darlin’ Colour Me Wednesday, Standard Fare
Radiator Hospital – I have a bit of trouble keeping Radiator Hospital and Hospital Garden straight in my head. Like ‘em both a [...]

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