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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 […]


J MASCIS Several Shades of Why CD/LP

It’s hard to talk about certain records objectively because invariably there’s something sitting right below the surface that is obviously pulling the needle in one direction.  Fans of Dinosaur Jr. (residents of Earth in the 1990’s I’m looking at you) will certainly have this problem with Several Shades of Why.  I can’t quite place what […]


KURT VILE Smoke Ring For My Halo CD/LP

It’s an obvious slight to call a record boring.  It seems dismissive, and surely if I was Kurt Vile and was about to read a hundred fucking reviews that laid that one out, I’d scream. News Flash: the record is boring. Second bit of news: It’s powerful, intelligent, and takes tons of chances.. Subtly. Surrounded […]