Album Review: Foxygen – ...And Star Power

Los Angeles based experimental-pop group, Foxygen, has a reputation for being odd, and now they're back more glittery and prolific as ever. What began as the project of middle school friends Jonathan Rado and Sam France, mercurially evolved into an avant garde retro pop duo. After the success of their second full-length LP, We Are the 21st Century Ambassadors of Peace & Magic, the band was quickly recognized fo...

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Album Review: Death From Above 1979 – The Physical World

Death From Above 1979 have released their second studio album, The Physical World, after announcing a reunion in 2011. (The band had previously broken up in 2006 after five years together). For those of you who have not experienced Death From Above 1979, and believe me, if you had heard them before you would know, they are like The Black Keys or The White Stripes on steroids. Consisting ofSebastien Grainger o...

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Album Review: Flying Lotus – You're Dead!

From the very beginning, coming out of it’s earliest roots as ritual African music that developed into slave spirituals and religious hymns, which then developed into blues and ragtime; all the way up to the avant-garde and free jazz work that came out of the late 50s and early 60s from the likes of Pharoah Sanders, Sun Ra, Albert Ayler and many others, to the psychedelic jazz fusion era of the late 60’s into the...

09 Oct 6:39 PM 0 Read More...

Album Review: Alt-J – This Is All Yours

The English indie rock band Alt-J (∆) formed back in 2007 when Gwil Sainsbury, Joe Newman, Gus Unger-Hamilton, and Thorn Green met at Leeds University and began creating music on garageband. They graduated, moved to Cambridge, and signed a deal with Infectious Records. The band’s self titled 4-track EP: ∆, released in late 2011 and included the tracks “Breezeblocks” “Hand-Made” “Matilda” and “Tess...

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Album Review: Julian Casablancas + The Voidz – Tyranny

               Julian Casablancas, has long been known as an epochal figure of alternative rock. His band, The Strokes, was notably successful in the early 2000’s; their first two LPs being incredibly well received by the music community. After a decline in the success of The Strokes, the band took a hiatus during which Julian Casablancas released his debut solo album, Phrazes For The Young. Taking a much m...

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