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kinski.cosy

KINSKI Cosy Moments CD/LP

My first bit of exposure to Kinski took place in Seattle around 2003, which is perhaps when they were best suited to be discovered. Already, ten years ago, they were established adults, circulating around something of a non-scene; it’s sort of unclear why they never developed the large cult following that other instrumental and post-rock […]

gibby

GIBBY HAYNES 7" EP

It’s a musical pairing that makes more sense than anyone would think, this Gibby to the mic with Jack White playing guitar like it’s 1984 and Psychic... Powerless... Another Man's Sac is fresh meat. Most listeners will flock to the modified cover of Adrenaline OD’s “Paul’s Not Home”—a witty read of the comedy punk song […]

daughngibson

DAUGHN GIBSON All Hell CD/LP Reissue

As Daughn Gibson, Josh Martin has drawn comparisons to Stephin Merritt, Bill Callahan, Arthur Russell, Scott Walker, Lee Hazlewood [...][...][...]. He is at once all of these and none of these, and while he brings the old country up to date via Apple (see “Tiffany Lou,” which cites television’s Cops and, musically, resembles cLOUDDEAD’s “Pop […]

kingtuff

KING TUFF CD/LP

HOLY SHIT. Marc Bolan has a new record and, dude, he sounds really rejuvenated. I was pretty sure he was dead, but maybe I was thinking of Devendra Banhart. Seriously though, these garage rock kids love their T. Rex and King Tuff is no exception.  Over the course of a week of listening I’ve rode […]

Everybody-Loves-Our-Town

EVERYBODY LOVES OUR TOWN: AN ORAL HISTORY OF GRUNGE by Mark Yarm; Crown Archetype, 2011

It was the age of needy validation in music, fueled by MTV and massive major label deals that sprung from the newfound oasis of money that was the CD. Seattle became ground zero for expense account excess from industry players, and eventually the town became part of the problem rather than part of the solution. […]

dumdumgirls.high

DUM DUM GIRLS He Gets Me High CD/12" EP

These four songs are a vast departure from the Dum Dum Girls' previous efforts, which were very easily lumped in with the recent '60s girl group revival; they are the next step in an identity that's constantly changing with Kristin Gundred-slash-Dee Dee, once a drummer and vocalist for Grand Ole Party and now a retro […]

jmascis.several

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 […]

twilightsingers.dynamite

TWILIGHT SINGERS Dynamite Steps CD/LP

If you like the Twilight Singers, you’ll love Dynamite Steps. If you’re not already a fan, this won’t change your mind. Dynamite Steps picks up where Powder Burns left off and takes it a step further. As with all Twilight Singers records, it begins quiet and a little slow with “Last Night In Town” and […]

dumdumgirls.iwill

DUM DUM GIRLS I Will Be CD/LP

Hasn’t Vivian Girls taught us anything, that if you garner enough hype they will come, doe eyed and vacant despite the actual music not being very good in the first place? I guess not.... Twenty years ago the riot grrrls channeled girl power by recycling Gloria Steinem and attempting to play like the boys while […]

noage.everything

NO AGE Everything In Between CD/LP

No Age has been on a fast run. The SoCal duo, Dean Allen Spunt and Randy Randall, have only been putting out records as No Age since 2007.  While their prolific output has slowed over the last year and a half, they have built an impressive discography in such a short period. Everything In Between […]