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BITCHIN BAJAS SLED DOWN SOUTH FOR THE HOLIDAZE

posted December 9th, 2014

As the days slump towards winter solstice in our great northern hemisphere, the circle once again tightengs, growing ever shorter and ever darker all around us. Isn't it nice to remember thatthere are beacons of light just an ear-shot away? Bitchin Bajas make blissful sound portraits that'll relax even the tightest muscle, and turn one's internal vibe-o-meter to warm buzz chill. They should be lauded as the real heroes of the holiday season  - taking the time to take it on the road and... (read more)

Artists in this story: Bitchin Bajas

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ELISA AMBROGIO GETS IMMORAL IN THE DEEP SOUTH

posted December 5th, 2014

Way back in October (if you can remember), Elisa Ambrogio advanced her new (and exciting!) solo voice with her debut album, The Immoralist. After a decade in the ranks of Magik Markers, Elisa's props in the avant/noise-rock field are well-established - but those formidable sounds act as prelude only for her new songs, which wed her dazzlingly out guitar playing with a hazy pop sensibility. A little after the album's release, Elisa set out on a run of dates in the Northeast... (read more)

Artists in this story: Elisa Ambrogio

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LISTEN! SIR RICHARD BISHOP TRANSCENDS WITH "FRONTIER," THE FIRST SINGLE FROM TANGIER SESSIONS

posted December 4th, 2014

Sir Richard Bishop is back with a fresh album and a fresh guitar! On Tangier Sessions, out February 17th, Sir Richard’s mythic guitar playing reaches a new degree of ingenuity and esteem. While traveling in Geneva, Bishop stumbled upon a modest, yet enchanting guitar, hidden on a shelf. He left the shop empty handed, but for days the guitar haunted him! He returned to purchase the instrument, mesmerized by the incredible sounds it produced when played. Tangier Sessions' first single, "Frontier," has... (read more)

Artists in this story: Sir Richard Bishop

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EIKO ISHIBASHI IS HIDING IN THE SKY WITH MR. CLOUD

posted December 2nd, 2014

Rods of light carve through city-vision, clouds roll like ocean waves: these are the seductive sounds of Eiko Ishibashi, found on her brand new LP, Car and Freezer, as well as the sights subliminally represented in the video for its song, "Mr. Cloud." The song kicks off with a bass drum featuring Bonham-like reverberation, but as the organ tones haze their way into frame, a liquid relaxation overtakes the proceedings. Trumpet gives way to the textured delicacy of Eiko's voice - and... (read more)

Artists in this story: Jim O'Rourke, Eiko Ishibashi

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THUNDERSNOW IN DECEMBER? GET READY FOR THE SPACE-BLIZZARD OF OZ TO HIT DOWN UNDER

posted December 1st, 2014

Falling down to Earth from the seedy innerbelly of Jupiter, the Ty Segall man, man, along with his Manipulator band, have slashed and shredded their way across America and Europe this fall, in support of their otherworldly double album. Since their planetary visas have a couple more weeks left on 'em before the band is rocked like vile, vile cargo back into outer-space, Ty and co. concurred - "let's take this mother down under!" Which raises the question - how do these freaks make... (read more)

Artists in this story: Ty Segall

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WEIRDON AND ON INTO EUROPE

posted November 26th, 2014

The American leg of the Weirdon tour is nearing a close, and holy shit - the Hiss are holy-freakin'-HOT! A full-tilt power trio providing a heavy hit of guitar heronics, Purling Hiss screech and claw their way around a song-sonics like cats with their paws jammed into in the proverbial pocket. Tres electrique! As 2014 twilights (and prepares to go 'nova) , das Hiss set their dead red radar eyes towards their next haunting grounds: the castles, catacombs and modern, biker friendly infrastructure of Europe!... (read more)

Artists in this story: Purling Hiss

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BELIEVE IN GHOST? TURN TO THE SILENCE

posted November 25th, 2014

Psych-rock brethren, you've doubtless heard the news already, but for the rest of you rubberneckers: our beloved Ghost have humbly ceased their collective journey and given themselves up with integrity intact (30 years ain't a bad run, especially when it doesn't include an Around the Sun-type castastrophe, right R.E.M. fans?).  But we're all enlightened here- when talking about the end, we're really talking about a beginning.  And so it is that Ghost's longtime spirit-guide Masaki Batoh has summoned The Silence. Batoh has long... (read more)

Artists in this story: Masaki Batoh, The Silence

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WATCH IT: THE EPIC OF DAN'L BOONE

posted November 24th, 2014

The mysteries of Dan'l Boone were revealed earlier this fall with the release of their debut, smashing, self-titled record. But for many still, the album release proved the mysteries only ran deeper! So, grids and diagrams were consulted and superimposed over the North American map; thus touring was arranged, and Dan'l Boone's compositional make-up (Neil Hagerty, Nate Young, Alex Moskos, Charles Ballas) was exposed in the flesh to thousands of people (and the hundreds who attended the shows). Yet again, for those... (read more)

Artists in this story: Dan'l Boone

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LE GRAND TOUR DE CLÔTURE BLANC (WHITE FENCE συναυλία!)

posted November 21st, 2014

International jet-setters that they are, we expect you'll join us in surprise that White Fence aren't packing their old kit-bags for swinging London (and points east) until late January! I mean, after all, For the Recently Found Innocent dropped in July - it's a fast-paced world, what's up with that? White Fence aren't really of this world is what, and as has been pointed out from every writer from here to Tipperary (or Timbucktu, if you will (and we would (if we only could)); to... (read more)

Artists in this story: White Fence

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USA DOWN, DOPE BODY PREPARE TO STRETCH ACROSS EUROPE FOR FURTHER CONQUEST

posted November 20th, 2014

Finally - another chance at world domination! Hot on the heels of their third new album, Lifer, and their blistering tour of the US, Dope Body have got booked a whole month of live shows across the UK and Europe in January 2015. These young men have built a reputation for super-intense live performances, the kind of shows that exhilarate in their unpredictability, galvanized in large part by the group’s scary-charismatic lead singer, Andrew Laumann - but also featuring the the riotious guitar inventions of... (read more)

Artists in this story: Dope Body