Album reviews

Album reviews

PORCH SAM: HI DESERT

May 22nd, 2019

Porch Sam’s lexicon is filled with sour modular blips, guitar feedback, and frantic live percussion, which creep in to hijack the sublime beauty for a drive through the Uncanny Yucca Valley.

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ZIG-ZAGS: THEY’LL NEVER TAKE US ALIVE

May 11th, 2019

When the apocalypse is nigh, that final Paul Revere ride won’t just be somebody shouting that ruin is on the way. Instead, they’ll be playing Zig-Zags at pulverizing volume.

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MOUSEY MCGLYNN X DUTCHYYY: DUTCHY X MOUSEY EP

April 25th, 2019

The too-brief EP is a collaboration with prolific producer Dutchyyy, who lays down a bed of smoldering breakbeats and soul jazz, the perfect complement to Mousey’s beat-battle-worn torch singer delivery.

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DRUGDEALER: RAW HONEY

April 20th, 2019

He's not hiding his feelings and talents here, or those of his merry band of collaborators, and before long, you just might find yourself hooked. He's got the good stuff.

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HARLEY AND THE HUMMINGBIRDS: FUTURE SUPERSTAR

March 8th, 2019

Harley and the Hummingbirds' Harley Hill-Richmond has been lovingly and quietly (too quietly!) crafting classically heartfelt 60s and 70s style pop songs in bedrooms around the globe, from his native swingin' London to a stint in Tokyo, but it's here in the warm and smoggy embrace of Los Angeles that he has released what just may be his magnum opus.