Monthly Archives: April 2012

Album To Check Out: Light Asylum – Light Asylum

Brooklyn’s Light Asylum are Shannon Funchess and Bruno Coviello. They make electro-tinged goth wave music with an attitude. Their self-titled debut is an industrial bombastic affair filled with epic-laden tracks supported by Funchess’ powerhouse vocals. Live, Funchess’ cyber leather get-up … Continue reading

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Album To Check Out: Santigold – Master of My Make-Believe

It has been five long years since we last heard from Santigold. Five long years ago, the artist known as Santi White was still called Santogold and her ultra-catchy hits Creator and especially L.E.S. Aristes were playing all over the … Continue reading

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Album To Check Out: Lower Dens – Nootropics

Twin Hand Movement, the fantastic and severely underrated debut album of the Jan Hunter-led Baltimore band Lower Dens was a favorite of mine when it came out two years ago. It was a spare, foggy low-droning album filled with tension … Continue reading

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Album To Check Out: Suckers – Candy Salad

I thoroughly enjoyed the debut album of Brooklyn based art-rock band Suckers. That album Wild Smile mixes sunny whimsy with contrasting harmonies of its two lead singers Quinn Walker and Austin Fisher. And it works really well. Its standout tracks … Continue reading

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Concert Gallery: The Mountain Goats @ The Gargoyle

Besides being the day for the amazing Record Store Day, Saturday ended up adding an extra surprise when I found out the night before that The Mountain Goats are playing an intimate show at Wash U’s Gargoyle (There was virtually … Continue reading

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Cool Stuff: Record Store Day – The Pictures

So it was yet another fun and exhausting day last Saturday for Record Store Day! Saturday morning was pretty chilly in St Louis, so I arrived only at a quarter before doors opened at 10AM at Vintage Vinyl to avoid … Continue reading

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Cool Stuff: Record Store Day – The Events

For Record Store Day, St Louis area record stores have a bunch of cool events going on. I am going to highlight the three main record shops – Vintage Vinyl, Euclid Records, and Apop Records. Besides selling exclusive RSD items, … Continue reading

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