Monthly Archives: August 2013

Album To Check Out: Volcano Choir – Repave

Don’t you wish we have more Bon Iver records? Bon Iver, the solo project founded by Justin Vernon, which eventually evolved into a full-blown grown produced two magnificent well-loved and critically acclaimed records – the heartbreakingly lonely For Emma, Forever … Continue reading

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Album To Check Out: Forest Swords – Engravings

Forest Swords is the project name of UK producer Matthew Barnes. The music that Barnes create is not easily describable. It is a mix of experimental drone, of RnB dub, and of manic psychedelia. But mostly it sounds like what … Continue reading

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Album To Check Out: King Krule – 6 Feet Beneath the Moon

King Krule is 19-year-old Archy Matrshall, a young teen music wunderkind from East London. Three years ago, while working under the name Zoo Kid, Marshall released the devastatingly great single, Out Getting Ribs. Out Getting Ribs is sparse and raw. … Continue reading

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Album To Check Out: DIANA – Perpetual Summer

Why do the interesting bands always come from Canada? Whether it is the well-loved super-groups like Arcade Fire and Broken Social Scene, or the experimental electronics of Grimes and Magical Cloudz, I have always loved the musical scene that have … Continue reading

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Album To Check Out: Superchunk – I Hate Music

Superchunk just keeps on going. For the younger generation (myself included), we may only know Mac McCaughan and Laura Ballance to be the founders of the North Carolia-based superstar indie label Merge Records – or what most people know as … Continue reading

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Album To Check Out: Braids – Flourish // Perish

It has been a busy 2013 musically for Raphaelle Standell-Preston, lead singer and all around just-leader of Montreal band Braids. The year started with Standell-Preston re-teaming with her longtime friend, Alexandar Gowan to record a sophomore album for Standell-Preston’s side … Continue reading

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Album To Check Out: Julia Holter – Loud City Song

There is a subtle kind of beauty to the music of Julia Holter. Unlike a lot of her more popular female contemporaries, Holter does not rely on production gimmicks or vocal manipulations to draw people’s attention. Nor is she dependent … Continue reading

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