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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Album Review: King Tuff – Black Moon Spell

There’s not an abundance of information out there available for Kyle Thomas. What is known is that he hails from Vermont, formerly played in a stoner-metal band called Witch, and places a wistful emphasis on the long-dead rock and roll of the era spanning from 1970 to the mid 1980’s. Since his departure from Witch, he has released several albums beginning in 2012 with his self-titled release under his new alias: ...

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Album Review: Perfume Genius – Too Bright

Mike Hadreas has never been one afraid to provoke - anyone familiar with his music videos will know this. His music has always had a bare quality to it, but in a subtle, voyeuristic sort of way, as if he’s allowing us to peak a glimpse at some portion of his true self for a fleeting moment, knowing full well that what we see might make us uncomfortable. On Too Bright, Perfume Genius tears down those obstructing cur...

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Album Review: Interpol – El Pintor

When Daniel Kessler and Carlos Dengler first met in a philosophy class at NYU and proceeded to form Interpol, nothing could have prepared them for the onslaught of critical acclaim their excellent 2002 debut album Turn on the Bright Lights received. The band has spent the past decade tweaking their sound, switching labels, and altering their personnel, only to release two albums that managed to capture a portion of B...

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