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bleach day – in limbo

Album ‘as if always’ out now (Birdwatcher Records). 

‘in limbo’ was until today one of our favorites from Radiohead, but tables have turned.  

Vinny Marksohn and Louie Kiley produced songs navigating between obvious (but pleasurable) references and original, mastered directions. The whole album is a must hear. 

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ALBUM REVIEW #20 – Stuck, Change Is Bad (out April 3, 2020)

Excellent news from Born Yesterday Records: Chicago-based post-punk band Stuck releases their first LP Change Is Bad on April 3rd. Our readers know that hate marketing is neither our forte, nor our ambition. We’re here to write about moving art. There’s one problem, though. We don’t know the first thing about post-punk....

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ALBUM REVIEW #19 – Trivial Shields, Levity EP (out April 10, 2020)

With Levity EP, multi-instrumentalist Christian Carpenter aka Trivial Shields invites you to a world full of energy, contemplation, and fun. All this in three tracks only. Christian Carpenter’s CV? Judge by yourself: among other experiences, his previous band, My Dear Disco (with Theo Katzmann and Joey Dosik) preceded the creation of Vulfpeck. It’s no...

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ALBUM REVIEW #18 – Horse Lords, The Common Task (Northern Spy Records)

When we first heard about Horse Lords and their forthcoming album The Common Task, we read the following lines : Horse Lords make music for the liberation of mind and body. Five listenings later (and counting), we are really happy to confirm that these words weren’t a form of overstatement. Let us...

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ITW #13 – Janaki’s Palace (Everything is Temporary, out now)

Chiara, Lorenzo, Carlo, Matteo and Lorenzo form Janaki’s Palace. They released their stellar EP “Everything is Temporary” last January, and you should absolutely listen to it. Remember the excitement we felt for Lunar Vacation? This very same excitement is back with Janaki’s Palace. Lorenzo Lena (drums) gave us some of...

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