Album reviews

Album reviews

THE MOLOCHS: SLEEP IN DOOM 7″

May 21st, 2015

This time the Molochs throw some grit between the gears of their 1966-gone-1976 rock ‘n’ roll machine, and it turns out that rougher sometimes does mean better.

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NO PARENTS: MAY THE THIRST BE WITH YOU

May 8th, 2015

Any band with a song titled “I’m a Dildo” is OK with me, which is why I’m giving a thumbs-up to the new release from this party-hardy L.A. trio.

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MILES TACKETT: THE FOOL WHO WONDERS

May 7th, 2015

The eleven-track independently released LP, recorded at New Tilt Studio in L.A., is not so much on the funky side but instead shows a more mellow contemporary style of blues-based soul-jazz. The soothing soulful sounds would be perfect for a sunny afternoon by the pool with an ice-cold mojito or chilling out with a glass of wine at a candlelit supper club.

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RAS G & THE KOREATOWN ODDITY: 5 CHUCKLES

May 6th, 2015

It’s comedic but this shit ain’t no joke. You can nearly smell the pungent earthy aroma of a pack opening when you press play. This shit just feels good. Ghetto astral hip-hop music for the soul: with 5 Chuckles both G and KTown break new ground.

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DABBLE: II EP

May 3rd, 2015

The psychedelic influence is prominent but that’s not to say that it’s their most defining influence: the Vox keyboard does a lot to give them a more refined quality and it’s refreshing to hear how they’re able to break away from the typical lo-fi, psych-garage sound that’s become so popular these days.

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BOUQUET: IN A DREAM EP

May 1st, 2015

Each song is a triumph of selectiveness and conservatism, using a carefully assembled sonic palette to create an other-wordly, retro-futuristic landscape. “Come to Your House” wouldn’t seem out of place on Broadcast’s masterpiece Tender Buttons, and “Over Mountains” could easily serve as the B-side to Laurie Anderson’s famed “O Superman”.

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