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The War On Drugs – Lost In The Dream (Review)

After carving out their niche with road-weary, ambient shoegaze on 2012′s excellent Slave Ambient, The War On Drugs hits the road again with their new album, Lost in the Dream. This time they take things a little slower, planting the driving tempos and open-road free spirits inside sprawling ambiance, providing a subtle evolution in their […]

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Monday Mixer

“Crest” – Stereolab Due to its repetitive nature, it is easy to let Stereolab’s shogazey krautrock pass you by. The songs often stretch past the 5 minute mark and don’t change much as they go, but the hypnotic repetition is part of the band’s charm. The vocal melodies are catchy and pleasant, drifting along as […]

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Yuck – Glow & Behold (Review)

It can often be difficult for a band to live up to the hype produced by their first album and deliver a fully satisfying sophomore release, but Yuck’s new album, Glow & Behold, has an even bigger burden to bear than just the typical second record stress. After the departure of their lead singer and […]

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Monday Mixer

1 – Can- One More Night Can is a krautrock band that boasts a diverse and extremely talented group of musicians. With musical styles stretching between funky grooves, improvised jams and avant-garde experimentation, Can keeps you guessing and grooving with each record. 2 – California X- Sucker California X’s debut self-titled album came out back […]

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WPGU at Pitchfork: Day 3

Sunday was rap day at Union Park, with artists like Tree, Killer Mike, El-P and Lil B making up most of the lineup for the day. I was not familiar with the majority of the artists performing today, but that’s my favorite thing about the Pitchfork Music Festival.  Going to see bands play that you’re […]

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WPGU at Pitchfork: Day 2

Despite the ridiculous heat, Saturday was the day of the mosh pit at Union Park. I was taken aback by the sheer number of people willing to jump around and shove each other at several of the shows throughout the afternoon. White Lung, Pissed Jeans and Metz all managed to incite a miniature riot within […]

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