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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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Sisyphus – Sisyphus (Review)

Written by Emma Goodwin After two years of Sufjan Stevens withdrawals, the general population has been granted with the first LP of the collaborative band, Sisyphus. Two years ago – almost exactly – the band, made up of Stevens, rapper Serngeti, and Son Lux, then called s / s / s, released their first EP, […]

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Black Lips – Under the Rainbow (Review)

Written by Ellen Chen The Black Lips has been around for quite a while already, and to me they have always seemed like the archetype of an American bad-boy band in the same vein as the Rolling Stones. Their newest project, their eighth album Underneath the Rainbow, has had much anticipation because it is co-recorded […]

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St. Vincent – St. Vincent (Review)

St. Vincent, a.k.a. Annie Clark, had many expectations to live up to with her new self-titled album, which is her fourth solo full-length album. Since her first album, St. Vincent has largely been regarded as the representative for a genre of her own, virtually incomparable to other any other artist. Her music combines so many […]

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Warpaint – Warpaint (Review)

Four childhood friends from L.A. comprise the indie rock band Warpaint, a group of women who are known for their light, sun kissed tone and mesmerizing harmonies. With their new self-titled record, however, they begin to dampen their previously easy-going attitude and explore at a depth previously uncharted for Warpaint. “Intro” sets the album up […]

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Cut Copy – Free Your Mind (Review)

At first, Free Your Mind is a bit of a disappointment. To be honest, I dug into the album with a stubbornly set mind, convinced that the album would not meet expectations set by the awesomeness of 2010’s Zonoscope. I know it’s never fair to expect a band to beat the same ideas into the […]

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