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Friday, October 28, 2016

Magana: Golden Tongue

Today marks the release of Golden Tongue, the debut EP from Brooklyn artist Magana on Audio Antihero Records. The four tracks are lo-fi-tinged folk rock, with a nice New York bohemian feel. Sparse instrumentation and breathy vocals, married with the production, give the EP a nice edgy feel. The songs are deep and emotional and the whole EP is a beautiful listening experience. Stream and by Golden Tongue at the link below.

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Dia: Tiny Ocean

L.A. based singer/songwriter Dia has released her debut EP, Tiny Ocean. The six tracks were produced by Joey Waronker (Beck, Atoms For Peace) and are stunning folk rock excursions. Dia's strong but delicate vocals soar and entice, while melodic instruments swirl around in a beautiful choreography of sound. The EP is one of the strongest debuts this year and is a must have. Stream and buy Tiny Ocean at the link below.

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Al Bird Dirt: Lost Home Recordings (1999-2009)

Cut Surface Records has released Lost Home Recordings (1999-2009) by seminal Austrian producer, DJ and garage punk Al Bird Dirt. The twenty tracks are glitchy gems of genre bending DIY that shows the artist as a raw, edgy auteur, making music to challenge the senses and break convention. These works define a punk aesthetic like few have been able to accomplish. Stream and buy Lost Home Recordings at the link below.

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Hoover: Hoover

Hoover is a seminal Washington DC post punk/hardcore band and their self titled album is resurrected by DC label Discord and Barcelona BCore Disc. Originally released by Slowdime Records in 1998, the five tracks are an archaeological look at one of the best post punk punk scenes of that time. Raw, always on the edge and authentic, Hoover slam their music into the establishment with unrelenting energy. This is a classic that should be part of everyone's collection. Stream and buy Hoover at the link below. 

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

His Clancyness: Isolation Culture

Isolation Culture is the new album from post-punk band His Clancyness on Toronto indie label Hand Drawn Dracula. Recorded at Portishead's Invada Studios, the twelve tracks are tight, dark indie rock masterpieces. Reverby vocals with up front melodic guitars, the songs weave naratives that will satisfy the most discriminating listener. This album is super strong from start to finish and is a must have. Stream and buy Isolation Culture at the link below.

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Native Other: If I Can Keep It Together

If I Can Keep It Together is the debut EP from Toronto based indie rock band Native Other. The four tracks are well crafted, with nice jazzy touches, a hard rock edge and imaginative vocal stylings. Crisp production and plenty of dynamic changes show a band with depth and quality. The whole EP just speaks to the listener and its diversity should please all. Stream and buy If I Can Keep It Together at the link below.

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Penny Cocks: Fake Gold & Broken Teeth

Fake Gold and Broken Teeth cover art

Barcelona indie label BCore Disc has released Fake Gold & Broken Teeth, the new album from punk band Penny Cocks. The fourteen tracks are, raw, edgy, short and in your face as good punk should be, With strong songs and melodies the album is an imaginative romp through classic punk stylings. The album has a wonderful live feel, with slight lo-fi production and a party atmosphere. Stream and buy Fake Gold & Broken Teeth at the link below.