The Year in Review: Editor’s Favorites, Autumn 2014

          Autumn was by far the most bountiful season in terms of both quality and quantity. Perfume Genius released Too Bright, a personal, defiant album and a delightful departure from his traditional stripped back piano pieces into uncharted electronic synth world. Flying Lotus also took a leap forward with You’re Dead!, his jazziest, craziest and chillest instrumental hip hop album to d...

31 Dec 2:48 AM 0 Read More...

The Year in Review: Editor’s Favorites, Summer 2014

      Summer was a bit slow compared to spring, but the few albums that I did care for for were all of really high quality and especially fitting for the season. A Sunny Day In Glasgow put out Sea When Absent, a pretty dreampop shoegaze album with echoes of psychedelia and an album built for afternoon drives along the California coast (I’ve never actually been to California, but I can ...

30 Dec 1:47 AM 0 Read More...

The Year in Review: Editor’s Favorites, Spring 2014

            An incredibly bountiful spring made up for the lackluster winter to the point of being almost too generous. Three of my absolute favorite albums of the year were released: The Amazing Snakeheads’ Amphetamine Ballads - a raw, driving-through-the-desert-at-sundown-in-a-muscle-car-esque British rock record that’ll put hair on your chest; Recent McGill graduates Ought release...

29 Dec 2:52 AM 0 Read More...

CD of the Month: Native North America Volume 1: Aboriginal Folk, Rock and Country

Folk and country music have always been genres that give a voice to groups of people that need to be heard on a larger scale. But during the 1960's folk revival, there was one group of musicians got pushed to the side: Native Americans. After a comprehensive 15-year project, Light in the Attic Records scoured Canada and North America to find some of the greatest undocumented and unheard rock, folk ...

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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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