Dump - "Superpowerless"

Being raised as a millennial, for whatever reason, has acutely (and perhaps completely inaccurately) defined my understanding of nostalgia. Growing up immersed in and surrounded by friends, schoolmates, colleagues--imagine a serious-looking kindergartner with a crisp tie and a briefcase--who were born in the early to mid 90s spawned some sort of warped cultural understanding of our collective childhood. Of course it ...

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Thee Oh Sees - "Floating Coffin"

Thee Oh Sees began (originally The OCs) when California band Coachwhips split up. What started as a one man project of acoustic and noise explorations eventually grew into a full band changing names a couple times with the same theme eventually evolving into Thee Oh Sees. On this album, Floating Coffin, they are John Dwyer, Mike Shoun, Brigid Dawson, and Petey Dammit (not to mention the help they got from the extreme...

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The Delfonics - "Adrian Younge Presents The Delfonics"

Don’t let the name of this album confuse you. This is a William Hart solo album, with Adrian Younge producing, playing the instruments, and co-writing the songs. Well, maybe it’s better framed as an Adrian Younge solo album with William Hart singing and writing most of the lyrics. Whatever the case, it’s definitely not a Delfonics album. William Hart was the founding member of the Delfonics, a group whose r...

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Farmington Hill - "Bridge to Nowhere"

People love Americana right now. Most of the bands putting out various strains of Americana throw back to some past era, barely changing the sounds that inspired them, updated only with higher production quality. Many now wear black suspenders. Many wear bowler hats. And really, most of it is starting to sound the same. It’s not offensively bad, but it’s just not that good. Farmington Hill is a country rock ba...

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Bill Baird - "Spring Break of the Soul"

With school coming to a close and summer break right around the corner, Bill Baird’s Spring Break of the Soul is a record to bring in the bucolic joy of springtime with a twisted attitude. Known for his work with the bands Sunset as well as Sound Team, Baird’s new release is the product of two full years in the studio, culminating in this epic, warped, but delightful dose of summertime splendor. Stretched acro...

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