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Bob Mould Band – Live At ATP 2008

Posted March 7, 2011, 4:21 a.m.

Bob Mould Band – Live At ATP 2008

A new live record finds the artist covering all phases of his storied career with whiplash intensity. Husker Du, Sugar and his solo career material ... read more

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Roky Erickson – True Love Cast Out All Evil

Posted Nov. 3, 2010, 7:12 a.m.

Roky Erickson – True Love Cast Out All Evil

First record of new material of Roky’s since 1994’s All That May Do My Rhyme finds the singer in a more reflective mood. The rough ... read more

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Various Artists – Caustic Defiance/Negative Element-Split CD

Posted Oct. 6, 2010, 7:20 a.m.

Various Artists – Caustic Defiance/Negative Element-Split CD

Just when you thought all the early 1980’s output from Chicago bands had been put out there, along comes this release. Negative Element was a ... read more

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Ian McNabb – Great Things

Posted Oct. 6, 2010, 7:14 a.m.

Ian McNabb – Great Things

New solo record from the ex-Icicle Works frontman finds him stretching his wings creatively with spectacular results. Songwriting is the focus here, with guitar leads ... read more

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Stone Roses – Self Titled-Deluxe Edition

Posted Sept. 13, 2010, 10:07 a.m.

Stone Roses – Self Titled-Deluxe Edition

3 disc release of their debut, which was 20 years old last year. Remastered by original producer John Leckie and Ian Brown, the original record ... read more

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Whiplash – Unborn Again

Posted Sept. 13, 2010, 9:58 a.m.

Whiplash – Unborn Again

Three piece thrash outfit from New Jersey returns with this barnburner. In your face guitar riffage, pummeling drum beats, and punishing bass lines feature prominently ... read more

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Gospel Gossip – Dreamland

Posted Sept. 13, 2010, 9:52 a.m.

Gospel Gossip – Dreamland

Having never heard of this band before, I had no idea what to expect. Thankfully I was pleasantly surprised by the music on this EP ... read more

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Cheap Trick – The Latest

Posted Sept. 13, 2010, 9:50 a.m.

Cheap Trick – The Latest

New release from Rockford IL’s finest shows that these guys have not lost a step, and in fact, continue to reach new heights as songwriters. ... read more

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The City and Skyway – Everything Looks Worse In Black And White

Posted Sept. 13, 2010, 9:48 a.m.

The City and Skyway – Everything Looks Worse In Black And White

Being an objective reviewer, I will try and ignore the grossly overboard hyperbole contained in their press sheet. But this is fairly serviceable post-emo rock ... read more

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Tommy Keene – You Hear Me-A Retrospective-1983-2009

Posted Sept. 13, 2010, 9:43 a.m.

Tommy Keene – You Hear Me-A Retrospective-1983-2009

2 disc greatest hits collection of Keene’s work over his entire career. Disc #1 focuses on his eighties period of work. The most significant advantage ... read more

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The Izzys – Keep Your Powder Dry

Posted Sept. 2, 2010, 10:52 a.m.

The Izzys – Keep Your Powder Dry

Digital release available for free off their website. But don’t consider this a throw-away. This Brooklyn trio offers up free-wheelin’ rock and roll songs that ... read more

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Echo & The Bunnymen – The Fountain

Posted Sept. 2, 2010, 10:47 a.m.

Echo & The Bunnymen – The Fountain

New record from the band blasts off with the first single “Think I Need It Too” and doesn’t look back. Will Sergeant’s guitar is prominent ... read more

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Modern English – Soundtrack

Posted Sept. 2, 2010, 10:43 a.m.

Modern English – Soundtrack

After a long hiatus, the band is back with a stunning new release. Skillfully produced again by Hugh Jones (Echo & The Bunnymen, Dumptruck), this ... read more

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Big D and the Kids Table – Fluent In Stroll

Posted Sept. 1, 2010, 4:05 p.m.

Big D and the Kids Table – Fluent In Stroll

I have to admit that normally I am not a big horns fan. It really has to take the song to another level for it ... read more

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Gateway District – Some Days You Get The Thunder

Posted Sept. 1, 2010, 3:57 p.m.

Gateway District – Some Days You Get The Thunder

What would a new band that features members of Banner Pilot, The Soviettes, Off With Their Heads, and Dear Landlord sound like if locked in ... read more

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Jeff Caudill – Try to be Here

Posted Dec. 16, 2009, 1:41 a.m.

Jeff Caudill – Try to be Here

Rising from the remains of the pop-punkers Gameface, Jeff Caudill heads out on the road by himself on this trip. Well, not exactly. He does ... read more

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Medusa – En Raga Sul

Posted Dec. 16, 2009, 1:32 a.m.

Medusa – En Raga Sul

If the band name and scary artwork didn’t tip me off that this was going to be a brutal audio assault, I guess the Hitler ... read more

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Young Fresh Fellows – I Think This is

Posted Dec. 16, 2009, 1:28 a.m.

Young Fresh Fellows – I Think This is

I love the PR insert that is included with this one. “First new album in 66 years! Produced by Robyn Hitchcock! No ‘special guests’ (except ... read more

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Foreign Cinema – Non-Synchronous Sound

Posted Dec. 16, 2009, 1:24 a.m.

Foreign Cinema – Non-Synchronous Sound

Moody, dark, atmospheric rock from this two-piece based out of San Francisco will send a shiver down your spine with this release. Think Peter Murphy ... read more

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Trashcan Sinatras – In the Music

Posted Oct. 22, 2009, 2 p.m.

Trashcan Sinatras – In the Music

The new record by this Scotland group features a finely polished veneer that glides smoothly through your ears from start to finish. The solid interplay ... read more

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Government Issue – The Punk Remains the Same

Posted Oct. 6, 2009, 12:36 a.m.

Government Issue – The Punk Remains the Same

New live E.P. from these DC music legends. Featuring an earlier line-up than on their last live record (Strange Wine), this fits neatly on your ... read more

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Jakob Dylan – Seeing Things

Posted Oct. 6, 2009, 12:34 a.m.

Jakob Dylan – Seeing Things

I tried to listen to this one with an open mind. I know The Wallflowers never did anything for me. And Bob Dylan? Listening to ... read more

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Useless I.D. – The Lost Broken Bones

Posted Sept. 16, 2009, 1:30 a.m.

Useless I.D. – The Lost Broken Bones

The Lost Broken Bones is the first release on Suburban Home for this four-piece from Israel. This is my first exposure to this band, but ... read more

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Red Light Driver – …and Now We Can Be Ourselves

Posted Sept. 16, 2009, 1:27 a.m.

Red Light Driver – …and Now We Can Be Ourselves

Get out the lava light kids, and get ready to take a trip! Okay, maybe not that wacked out, but the influence is there. Produced ... read more

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Red Fang – Red Fang

Posted Aug. 26, 2009, 11:21 p.m.

Red Fang – Red Fang

Bold, in your face stoner rock from members of Bad Wizard and Party Time. If you like your rock heavy with Sabbath sprinkled into the ... read more

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The Stills – Oceans Will Rise

Posted July 23, 2009, 3:55 a.m.

The Stills – Oceans Will Rise

The third record finds this Canadian five-piece returning to the smooth atmospheric rock of their debut. But with more songwriting maturity to show for it, ... read more

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Robyn Hitchcock & The Venus 3 – Goodnight Oslo

Posted July 23, 2009, 3:52 a.m.

Robyn Hitchcock & The Venus 3 – Goodnight Oslo

On this outing Robyn Hitchcock is backed by Scott McCaughey (Young Fresh Fellows) on bass and vocals, Peter Buck (some big band from Athens?) on ... read more

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Tim Easton – Porcupine

Posted June 30, 2009, 4:47 a.m.

Tim Easton – Porcupine

This new release finds Easton actually fronting a band after many years of mainly playing solo acoustic. Electric guitar leads are abound, and the music ... read more

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Steve Kilbey – Painkiller

Posted June 30, 2009, 4:45 a.m.

Steve Kilbey – Painkiller

The first solo record from The Church frontman in seven years, Kilbey handles all the instruments here except drums. Thankfully it does not sound like ... read more

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Tommy Keene – In the Late Bright

Posted May 27, 2009, 12:35 a.m.

Tommy Keene – In the Late Bright

New release from this accomplished singer/guitarist finds him continuing to offer us great songs, which are really hard to come by these days. Keene handles ... read more

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Longwave – Secrets are Sinister

Posted May 27, 2009, 12:32 a.m.

Longwave – Secrets are Sinister

So much going on here it’s hard to know where to begin. But if you like bands that prefer atmospheric overlays on their songs versus ... read more

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Sleepies – Join the Shark

Posted May 27, 2009, 12:30 a.m.

Sleepies – Join the Shark

Cranky, off kilter rock from this Brooklyn power trio. Best lyrics on this EP (I guess it is an EP; it’s seven songs clocking in ... read more

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Mitch Easter – Dynamico

Posted May 27, 2009, 12:28 a.m.

Mitch Easter – Dynamico

Excellent debut solo record from the former Let’s Active mastermind. Of course, the sound quality is killer, considering it was recorded in his own studio. ... read more

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Red Eyed Legends – Wake Up, Legend

Posted March 26, 2009, 1:22 a.m.

Red Eyed Legends – Wake Up, Legend

First full-length from this Chicago band fronted by Chris Thomson (ex-Circus Lupus). Dense, multi-layered rock that will require repeated listening. That’s really because it will ... read more

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Technostress – Technostress

Posted March 26, 2009, 1:19 a.m.

Technostress – Technostress

First EP from this trio that consists of Treiops Treyfid (ex-Pitchblende) on bass and vocals, Aimee Soubier on guitar, and Karl Hill on drums (both ... read more

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All the Saints – Fire on Corridor X

Posted March 18, 2009, 3:26 p.m.

All the Saints – Fire on Corridor X

Fire on Corridor X, the debut full-length from this Atlanta, GA three-piece swirls up their influences in a Bass-O-Matic and shotguns the remains. I hear ... read more

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Dirt Mall – Got the Goat by the Horns

Posted Feb. 25, 2009, 12:42 a.m.

Dirt Mall – Got the Goat by the Horns

Raw, grimy in your face rock from these Bostonians. The guitar is mixed high, which is a good thing for these tunes. Most of these ... read more

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The Oswald Effect – Love & Sabotage

Posted Feb. 25, 2009, 12:39 a.m.

The Oswald Effect – Love & Sabotage

This looked promising when it first showed up in the mail. But as some wise person once said, looks can be deceiving. This Seattle four-piece ... read more

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Smoking Popes – Stay Down

Posted Feb. 11, 2009, 1:22 a.m.

Smoking Popes – Stay Down

Can’t say that I was too familiar with this band’s music. But after seeing them at a recent intimate club show, I walked away convinced. ... read more

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Springhouse – From Now to OK

Posted Feb. 11, 2009, 1:19 a.m.

Springhouse – From Now to OK

This is the third release from these Brooklyn shoe gaze popsters. Twelve songs full of rich textures and somber moods that took ten years to ... read more

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Satellite State – Satellite State

Posted Feb. 11, 2009, 1:16 a.m.

Satellite State – Satellite State

Four-song EP from this U.K. band that will be sure to make waves across the globe. Imagine yourself driving down the highway, maybe a bit ... read more

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Candygram for Mongo – Candygram for Mongo

Posted Dec. 21, 2008, 2:27 p.m.

Candygram for Mongo – Candygram for Mongo

Second record from these L.A. pop punkers. Songs about love, drinking, and disappointing your parents. What else is there in life? “Big Mary” is the ... read more

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ORSO – Ask Your Neighbor

Posted Dec. 21, 2008, 2:25 p.m.

ORSO – Ask Your Neighbor

One man project by Portland’s Phil Spirito, who evidently has a lot of musician friends that helped out with this recording. Sparse, subtle arrangements are ... read more

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Entertainment – Gender

Posted Dec. 21, 2008, 2:24 p.m.

Entertainment – Gender

Dark, moody, atmospheric rock from this Athens, GA four piece. Sounds like outtakes from The Cure’s Pornography but if Simon Gallup was on ludes instead ... read more

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Ill Ease – Turn it Lose!

Posted Dec. 21, 2008, 2:22 p.m.

Ill Ease – Turn it Lose!

One woman band that makes me think of Sonic Youth if Kim Gordon kicked Thurston Moore out of the band. I guess that would be ... read more

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