Album reviews

Album reviews

NUMB.ER: GOODBYE

May 22nd, 2018

Transcending its time and place in the sunny Los Angeles of 2018, Goodbye is a literal farewell to musical trends that can often make a local scene feel uninspiring. It’s not my intention to sound cynical: the fearless gloominess and unfiltered personality of this record speaks for itself.

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RAS G AND THE AFRIKAN SPACE PROGRAM: STARGATE MUSIC

April 23rd, 2018

This is a record about all of us, about universal and fundamental truths—it's the human condition as seen from space.

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PEACH KELLI POP: WHICH WITCH EP

April 18th, 2018

While the band’s sweet, poppy roots shine through, the new EP sees Hanlon stepping into classic alternative rock territory while exploring fuller instrumentation and more polished production.

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VARIOUS ARTISTS: NIGHT PALMS

April 10th, 2018

Night Palms is the soundtrack to a particular vision of Los Angeles, one in which palms flutter in a constant breeze, the sky dims to a perpetual sunset, and waves lap at the shore in a loose rhythm.

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WINTER: ETHEREALITY

April 6th, 2018

At its best, Samira Winter’s Ethereality recalls the songwriting of Weezer’s blue album and the feeling of Last Splash-era Breeders and Malkmus’s pop distortions.

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TRIPTIDES: VISITORS

April 4th, 2018

It’s easy to fall victim to psych rock clichés, yet Triptides manage to avoid such missteps. It kinda evokes the feeling of psychedelia in a digital age, while also rejecting simple genre conformity.