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RECORD REVIEW: WILD NOTHING – NOCTURNE
RECORD REVIEW: WILD NOTHING – NOCTURNE

When Jack Tatum released the EP, Golden Haze in 2010, which sported its to-die-for title track, the direction of his Wild Nothing project was clear. Gone was the less than perfect production values of his promising and impressive debut...

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RECORD REVIEW: ARIEL PINK’S HAUNTED GRAFFITI – MATURE THEMES
RECORD REVIEW: ARIEL PINK’S HAUNTED GRAFFITI – MATURE THEMES

The polarisation that characterises the reviews of Mature Themes, the new album by Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti, is not surprising. Pink is an artist people seem to either love and get, love and don’t need to get, or just...

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RECORD REVIEW: TWIN SHADOW – CONFESS
RECORD REVIEW: TWIN SHADOW – CONFESS

Ever since George Lewis Jnr. burst onto the indie music scene in 2009 in his unique and unquiet way, with the brilliant debut Forget, those in the know have been hanging out for the follow up. Definitely not shy...

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RECORD REVIEW: DIIV – OSHIN
RECORD REVIEW: DIIV – OSHIN

Indie music Mecca Brooklyn will go down as one of those special places, a place that has fostered a cultural niche throughout a certain period of history. Part of all this comes DIIV, (say “dive”), the four piece project...

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RECORD REVIEW: ETERNAL SUMMERS – CORRECT BEHAVIOR
RECORD REVIEW: ETERNAL SUMMERS – CORRECT BEHAVIOR

Since their inception in 2008 Virginia indie post pop/punk trio Eternal Summers have been railing constantly against the stifling straightjacket of authority, and no, they’re not talking about the exactly the same kind of authority that has led to...

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RECORD REVIEW: PURITY RING – SHRINES
RECORD REVIEW: PURITY RING – SHRINES

As their plethora of singles and b-sides released over 2011 and this year suggested, the debut album from Canadian duo Purity Ring, Shrines, was always going to be A musical highlight of 2012. Why? Because it is unmistakably now...

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RECORD REVIEW: THE WALKMEN – HEAVEN
RECORD REVIEW: THE WALKMEN – HEAVEN

Since their beginnings ten years ago, The Walkmen have followed a course many bands would be envious of. A big sound, a good time, and a massive future. Heaven is their seventh studio LP, out via Fat Possum /...

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RECORD REVIEW: DIRTY PROJECTORS – SWING LO MAGELLAN
RECORD REVIEW: DIRTY PROJECTORS – SWING LO MAGELLAN

Any Dirty Projectors release has always intially served to confound and challenge its listener. The Brooklyn based David Longstreth led project continues down this path with the Projectors latest album Swing Lo Magellan, a wide and varied sonic landscape...

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RECORD REVIEW: PEAKING LIGHTS – LUCIFER
RECORD REVIEW: PEAKING LIGHTS – LUCIFER

Mexican Summer / Weird World Peaking Lights Official Site Buy vinyl here Indra Dunis and Aaron Coyes, the married couple behind the psychedelic electronic duo Peaking Lights certainly wear their spirituality on their sleeves when it comes to expressing...

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RECORD REVIEW: BEACH HOUSE – BLOOM
RECORD REVIEW: BEACH HOUSE – BLOOM

Sub Pop Buy here The fourth album from Baltimore duo Victoria Legrand and Alex Scally has been hotly anticipated, following on the heels of the massive previous LP, Teen Dream. Bloom, the fourth long player in the Beach House...

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