Steve Gunn – Way Out Weather

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The ghosts of an Old Weird America hover in the atmosphere above STEVE GUNN’s achingly beautiful album, Way Out Weather. From the sustained spectral guitar slides and the groping in the dark piano figures that start the opening track, it’s clear this is a record that’s all about the search.
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GOAT – Commune

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In a time of strife and uncertainty in the world, GOAT has arrived with a fresh batch of masterful songs on their latest from Sub Pop Records. All in all, Commune seeks to celebrate Mother Earth once again. Continue reading

Hot Off the Press: Bad Indians, Cellphone, Legendary Wings, The Omecs

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Hot Off the Press this week: BAD INDIANS and LEGENDARY WINGS have both announced their sophomore albums (CQ Records and Dirtnap Records), CELLPHONE readies their lethal debut LP (Telephone Explosion) and THE OMECS drop their first cassette at their tape-release show (King Pizza Records). Continue reading

Martyr Privates – s/t LP

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The Brisbane-based bruisers MARTYR PRIVATES return at last with their debut full-length record. Bedroom Suck (Australia) and Fire Records in London release the LP together.
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Song of the Day #53: Strange Attractor – “It’s Always Halloween (Downtown)”

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Sudbury, Ontario’s premier garage-dwelling aliens in STRANGE ATTRACTOR have a new 7″ coming on Italy’s finest, Goodbye Boozy Records. The 7″, released just in time for Halloween, coincides with a list of tour dates through Canada. Continue reading

Energy Slime – New Dimensional 7″

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Jay Arner and Jessica Delisle are the duo behind ENERGY SLIME. Their new 7″ covers a vast mix of sounds in a brief sample of time, bringing to life a technicolor sisterworld of squishy synth pop. Continue reading

Scott Walker and Sunn O))) – Soused

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It’s an album that begins with a beating and ends with a suicide. SUNN O))) and SCOTT WALKER’s collaborative album, Soused, is certainly one that’s drenched with the heavy feedback layers of Scott’s new robe-wearing doom-metal compatriots. Continue reading