Nice Nice – Ex...

Nice Nice are an experimental duo from Portland, OR.  This is their first album for Warp and was released on April 6th. Let’s see if Extra Wow is a fitting title for this album. Extra Wow is an actually very fitting title. This is something you have to hear for yourself.  It can be so...

Beach House – ...

Beach House definitely didn’t experience the sophomore slump on their second album Devotion.  Could they keep the streak alive with their third album Teen Dream?  Teen Dream was released on Sub Pop January 26th of this year. The short answer to the above question is no.  Devotion was my...

The Dillinger Escape...

Option Paralysis is The Dillinger Escape Plan’s fourth full-length album. It is their first for their own label Party Smasher Inc. in partnership with French label Season of Mist. The Dillinger Escape Plan (DEP) have been around for a while now, 13 years to be exact.  They’ve gone...

Bonobo – Black...

Black Sands is Bonobo’s fourth album and also his fourth on electronic label Ninja Tune, a great label that you should check out if you haven’t heard of it. Some would call this type of music trip-hop, instrumental hip-hop, or even jazzy downtempo. However you want to classify it,...

The Morning Benders ...

Big Echo is  the second album and  Rough Trade debut from the California-based The Morning Benders. The album was recorded in San Francisco and mixed in Brooklyn, and was co-produced by Grizzly Bear’s Chris Taylor. YAY : Sounds like Grizzly Bear’s summer vacation, on a road trip...

Dum Dum Girls –...

I Will Be is Dum Dum Girls first full-length album. It’s a fairly lo-fi non-studio recording, but you can tell that they wanted it that way. It was released on Sub Pop March 30th. YAY : There’s a big 60’s girl group influence going on here, and it’s great. The majority...

Daughters – Da...

Daughters is a Mathcore band from Providence that has been around since 2001.  This, their third album, was released March 9th on Hydra Head Records. They’re are a little more chaotic then most people are probably used to. The label of Mathcore that a lot of people give them basically...

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