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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 […]


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 […]


WOODS At Echo Lake CD/LP

Woods play loose and light with their fifth full-length of psychedelic Americana space jams—eleven songs that work just as well on back porches as they do at Bushwick loft parties. It’s one of those records that, on the surface, seems appropriate for Northern California mushroom gulpers, but it’s far too intriguing to let a bunch […]



Real Estate: four guys from New Jersey who have created a temperate, laid back sound that has been dubbed "beach music." It's a more or less fitting description that references the sun-bleached haze and carefree atmosphere that flows from song to song rarely breaking character. It's an immediately accessible mood that appeals to those who […]