Album reviews

Album reviews

MOON HONEY: MIXED MEDIA ON WOMAN

October 8th, 2018

Live, they've covered everyone from T. Rex to Pink Floyd and even Black Sabbath, but they don't really sound like their record collections—or their peers. Joy sings the praises of a magic that's "not the kind that can be caught, taught or memorized.” That’s an apt description of Moon Honey's mysterious power.

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DEATH VALLEY GIRLS: DARKNESS RAINS

October 1st, 2018

Thought I was gonna get 80s Roky, but the sound here is 80s Iggy with an adrenalin shot of 45 Grave, too. Death rock and Detroit rock—of course Death Valley Girls knew those should go together!

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RUBY HAUNT: BLUE HOUR

September 28th, 2018

The indietronica duo (Wyatt Ininns and Viktor Pakpour) has pursued this drowsy, atmospheric sound since establishing itself in Los Angeles three years ago, and though their synthesized music shimmers with a pop phosphorescence clearly distinct from Debussy or Chopin’s classical nocturnes, it conjures moonlit imagery just the same.

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GØGGS: PRE-STRIKE SWEEP

September 28th, 2018

Looking for an anodyne listen? This isn’t it—this is all open wounds and existential dread. The best kind of listen.

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JACK DRAG: 2018

September 5th, 2018

Jack Drag was never dead. He was just laying low for a while. And it’s good to have him back.

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JOYCE MANOR: MILLION DOLLARS TO KILL ME

September 5th, 2018

After a decade in the game, Joyce Manor sound bigger than ever—they’re headlining the Palladium in January—but they’re still writing songs that wouldn’t be out of place at VLHS or Bridgetown. Hopefully they can treat us to another decade or two.