Album reviews

Album reviews

FLAT WORMS: INTO THE IRIS EP

February 4th, 2019

Imagine, if you would, the Dead Boys without the blatant nihilism. Into the Iris is an epicenter, radiating the contradictions and ambiguities of living in search of some type of hope.

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TIM PRESLEY’S WHITE FENCE: I HAVE TO FEED LARRY’S HAWK

February 1st, 2019

Alas, our beloved experimental-psychedelic-bedroom-punk conjurer Tim Presley has decamped to San Francisco, the city from whence he came. If the music he makes up north continues to reach the creative heights of his new offering I Have to Feed Larry's Hawk, however, all is forgiven.

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CHERRY GLAZERR: STUFFED AND READY

January 29th, 2019

Kick the tires (in your mind) of your old car that still had that blue-lit CD player in the dash and break the speed limit of your youth once again.

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LEALANI: FANTASTIC PLANET

January 27th, 2019

When a nineteen-year-old releases an avant-garde pop album as assured and engaging as Lealani's Fantastic Planet, it's worth championing. Sounding a little like Broadcast or maybe CocoRosie exploring a DIY hip-hop percussion palette, Fantastic Planet is a consistently enjoyable listen.

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BRIAN ELLIS: DEEP CLUES

January 25th, 2019

In a parallel universe, Brian Ellis is a top-selling artist, crafting radio hits in high-end studios and schmoozing with record execs and celebrities. In our world, he’s an independent with roots in the modern funk scene and an unabashed love for the look and sound of West Coast soft rock.

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FIDLAR: ALMOST FREE

January 20th, 2019

This might be the band’s strongest stab at mainstream acceptance and success, but it still feels more like FIDLAR is trying to make the pop world come to them, instead of the other way around.