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Album reviews

FEVER THE GHOST: ZIRCONIUM MECONIUM

September 18th, 2015

Though it’s dense enough that first-time listeners might want suggestions of songs to start with, Zirconium Meconium is a long, strange trip and it’s this reviewer’s opinion that it is better experienced as a whole. Fever the Ghost synthesizes glam, psychedelia, Krautrock, and pretty much every sonic style into something that may make you forget that other music even exists.

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POST LIFE: LIVING CAN WAIT EP

September 4th, 2015

The whole thing builds towards the closer “Post Life,” a menacing, stoic rumination on the finality of action that concludes with an affirmation: “There is no rewind, there is no undo, what you do is up to you—yes, you.” It comes across as a formidable mission statement, and it’s the high point of a record without a low point. Yes, punk rock is tired. But if anyone tries to tell you it’s “dead,” hand them this tape.

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JEW COCKS: FULL RELEASE

July 10th, 2015

They’re called Jew Cocks, their 13-song debut is titled Full Release and clocks in at less than 15 minutes, and they’ve issued it not on vinyl, CD, or cassette but as a download accompanying a special edition condom packaged with an illustration of a beaming, jizz-drenched, and yarmulke-clad cartoon dick. Audiences, therefore, can be forgiven for intuiting that these Jew Cocks are delinquents. But while the spastic spirit of juvenilia abounds on Full Release, don’t make the mistake of thinking that’s all the band offers.

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TRAPS PS: REAL CORNER SHOCK

June 28th, 2015

Their brilliance comes, in part, from seeming like they’re always about to trip over themselves—but they never do. This kind of lightning is hard to bottle, but Traps PS pulls it off on the 14 funk-infected blasts performed with mind-numbing dexterity on Real Corner Shock.

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PI JACOBS: HI-RISE RANCH

April 10th, 2015

PI JACOBS Hi-Rise Ranch TCC Music Pi Jacobs offers six songs of electrified Americana on Hi-Rise Ranch, which was crafted under the guidance of super-producer Eugene Toale. In her press release, Jacobs credits Toale—whose diverse previous work stretches from early bangers with Kanye West to…