Album reviews

Album reviews

PEACH KELLI POP: GENTLE LEADER

June 2nd, 2018

“Hello Kitty Knife” is the first track of Peach Kelli Pop’s new Gentle Leader and the most accurate description of the sound the band has sharpened the last few years. It’s cute but fierce and delightful yet dangerous, and it’s some of Peach Kelli Pop’s most propulsive pop punk yet.

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CLOWN SOUNDS: PREACHER MAKER

May 22nd, 2018

It’s more a natural continuation of the sounds the Underground Railroad To Candyland was exploring, rather than the more aggressive Toys That Kill material. More than anything, Preacher Maker sounds fresh, passionate, and exciting. The songs—even when they’re dealing with darker themes±are vibrant and captivating, and add even more to Todd’s already impressive body of songwriting.

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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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HIT BARGAIN: POTENTIAL MAXIMIZER

May 18th, 2018

Words fail to capture the power of Hit Bargain. Dark, sharp, and raw as hell, their music is deeply satisfying for the rightfully angry.

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dimber: “TAKE ME OUT” 7″

May 11th, 2018

Less than six months since their debut EP damber, Los Angeles’ dimber have returned with a brand new 7” for all those clamoring for the band’s explosive and socially aware progressive pop punk.

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REARRANGED FACE: ARCANE FREE DRAG

April 27th, 2018

These songs are more accessible than 2017’s A Refaced Ranger, but they stay true to the band’s off-the-wall sensibilities. The band’s bonkers brand of synth-driven post-punk is still the furthest thing from boring.