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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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.

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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.