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Dawn Fades – Ode

As a huge post metal fan, usually all it takes to catch my attention is for a band to drop Isis, Cult of Luna, or Neurosis as an inspiration in their promo pack. While genre albums can sometimes be uninspired and derivative, there’s something about the continued attempts to conjure these same spirits ...

Attack of the EP: Kipp Stone Faygo Baby EP

Hip-Hop is in the midst of a musical zeitgeist, with the rise of EP’s (and LP’s containing fewer tracks and clocking in under 30 minutes) as valid artistic projects rather than just stop gaps between full-length album releases. This means no more skits or filler tracks.  Everything has to hit ...

The Killers – Pressure Machine

Las Vegas lynchpin band The Killers have been around since 2001. 3 years later, they released their debut album Hot Fuss to critical acclaim. After that, they released another scintillating album in Sam’s Town in 2006. With those massive LP’s under their belt, they experimented with their ...

Lost Albums: Nathan Phillips – Postcard

There aren't many albums that truly seem non-existent in this digital age. There's something special about having access to a record that isn't haphazardly floating around. It feels like a reclamation of the artistic process where listening to said album is the consequence of human engagement and ...

Lauran Hibberd – Goober

Lauran Hibberd is the singer/songwriter who doesn’t abide the formula of keeping it safe. She experiments and adds different, conceptual, dimensions to her work, prompting many people to listen to her every word. The musician also learned to play the guitar at 15, so music has been in her ...

“Cub Scout Bowling Pins Invite You to Take a Ride in Their Magic Taxi on Clang Clang Ho”

Review by Alex Dye Dayton’s Robert Pollard is a musical machine.  Since he began releasing records in the 80’s, this former school teacher now has over 100 albums to his name, most notably through his band Guided by Voices (of which he is the primary member in the ever-rotating GBV ...

Hotel Nights – Tidal Friction

Mere weeks after Lines, Chase Kerby has re-released his previous album, Tidal Friction. The LP itself was even a conglomeration of tracks from previous EPs and promos, and the track list has shifted a bit this time around as well. It seems Kerby hopes to capitalize on the momentum of Lines by offering ...