John Wizards - "John Wizards"

Cape Town, South Africa resident, John Withersand and Rwandan singer, Emmanuel Nzaramba craft the funky tunes behind the band John Wizards. This new self-titled album is a ride. There are unexpected key changes on every down beat, vocals that are so perfectly offbeat nothing else would make sense, tempo changes that catch you by surprise and fulfill any desire for dynamic spontaneity, a complete fizzle out of all ins...

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Typhoon - "White Lighter"

When I think of big, oversized music groups, I think cacophonies. A-synchronistic melodies and often non-sensical lyrics; wide-ranging harmonies and alluring imagery. Broken Social Scene; Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeroes; The Arcade Fire; Gogol Bordello. They’re eclectic and chaotic, and if done right, these messes of musicians have the ability to pull their sound off. Eleven piece Portland outfit Typhoon is ...

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Fuck Buttons - "Slow Focus"

If anything could mark the trends we’ve seen in music throughout the 21st century, it would be the rise of electronica, and an increasing obsession with sonic intensity. Though many artists use these qualities purely for the purpose of moving bodies, Bristol’s Fuck Buttons have something far more complex in mind. By using house music as a jumping off point for their noisier experiments, Fuck Buttons have created ...

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Sigur Rós: "Kveikur"

When Sigur Rós began as an iconic post rock band, their music held an ethereal, untouchable quality.  However, as their work gained more upbeat pop qualities on top of their original sound, many felt they had begun to stagnate. Though they had helped to define the post rock genre, their work had become lost amongst that of their peers.  With their newest album, however, they have experienced a grand return to form...

05 Jul 8:43 AM 0 Read More...

Date Palms - "The Dusted Sessions"

This album comes as a breath of sand soaked air. It takes you away to a desolate desert world, while retaining elements that blend synth sounds with a rustic and western-feeling American slide guitar. The textures presented bring the album together like a tapestry of a dreamy sonic landscape. The album begins with the ‘Yuba Source part 1,’ which is a perfect way to tune the mind for what is to come, as the rec...

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