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whitefence

WHITE FENCE LP/CD

Originally released in 2010 on Make A Mess Records, Tim Presley’s White Fence debut quickly went out of print, became very desirable and started to fetch outrageous amounts of cash. Fortunately, the folks at Drag City have reissued this vinyl only gem on their new imprint God?. If you’ve been smart enough to pick up […]

waynehancock

WAYNE HANCOCK Ride CD/LP

If you’re a fan of authentic country music, then you’re going to love Wayne “The Train” Hancock. He’s got more Hank Williams Sr. in him than Hank Jr. and Hank III combined. In fact, Hank III has given his blessing and covered a couple of Wayne Hancock songs and acknowledged the importance of Hancock keeping […]

desperation

OBLIVIANS Desperation CD/LP

It’s hard to believe that it has been nearly twenty years since the last proper Oblivians release. 9 Songs With Mr. Quintron came out in 1997 and solo releases from Greg Cartwright and Jack Yarber, as well as the sporadic reformation of Compulsive Gamblers, followed a year later. As the 00s arrived, those still hoping […]

iceage.you're

ICEAGE You’re Nothing CD/LP

Denmark’s post-punk darlings drop their sophomore effort and pick up where they left off—delivering spikes of angst ridden anthemic glory reeking of youth and nihilism in under thirty minutes. It doesn’t matter who or what, it’s always Iceage against the world and singer Elias Bender Rønnenfelt won’t let you forget it. On “Wounded Hearts” he […]

nickcave.push

NICK CAVE AND THE BAD SEEDS Push The Sky Away CD/LP

Push the Sky Away marks Nick Cave’s fifteenth studio collaboration with the Bad Seeds, beginning with From Her to Eternity, and his first without multi-instrumentalist Mick Harvey (the last original Bad Seed). Harvey’s departure has been linked to feeling that he no longer had a voice in the Bad Seeds and it was time to […]

lanegan.dalton

7-INCH BITCH #2

THE DESPERATE BICYCLES “The Medium Was Tedium” b/w “Don’t Back The Front THE DESPERATE BICYCLES “Smokescreen” b/w “Handlebars” These singles go for a fortune when you can find them so I was happy to see that they were being reissued/bootlegged. Happiness short lived. These sound like shit. Save your money. I wish I had. [Refill] […]

parquetcourts

PARQUET COURTS Light Up Gold CD/LP

The latest hype out of Brooklyn comes in the form of Parquet Courts, a bunch of marijuana loving Texas carpetbaggers who have a fondness for witty songs and The Modern Lovers. Each member has done time in one thing or another but it’s singer Andrew Savage who racked up plenty of praise for his Fergus […]

chromecranks

CHROME CRANKS Ain’t No Lies In Blood CD/LP; UNSANE Wreck CD/LP

It’s nothing short of a miracle that either band is releasing records today. Seriously? Who would think that Chrome Cranks and Unsane would be putting out records in 2012? There are plenty of gossipy reasons why neither band should exist but you should mind your own business and be thankful that both bands survive. Chrome […]

lanegan.bluesfuneral

MARK LANEGAN Blues Funeral CD/LP

It’s probably wrong to label Mark Lanegan’s career disappointing but it has been.  For a talent of this magnitude to remain far from a household name for as long as Lanegan has is a shame. Maybe this is Mark Lanegan’s wish. He certainly doesn’t seem to relish what he does—especially on stage. It appears that […]

atlassound

7-INCH BITCH

ATLAS SOUND “Parallax” b/w “Oh Ricky” The Bradford Cox machine never rests. He’s the motherfucking Prince of indie rock. I’d give that title to Robert Pollard but he’s not weird enough. The A-side is lifted straight off the LP of the same name but the B-side is what makes this 7” interesting. There are two […]