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Listen: Central Heat Exchange – “Cold” [2021]

Wanted to feature Chicago band Central Heat Exchange, which I found while trawling through the releases of September 2021. Really dug the track “Cold”, that has some crushing distorted guitars + percussion mixed with dreamy background vocals and dream pop … Continue reading

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Listen: The Stick Figures – “September” [1981 / 2021]

Ok now here’s something very exciting, even though it’s named after the month that just passed. Just got tipped off to this great reissue compilation of Tampa band The Stick Figures, released by Floating Mill Records, putting together the band’s … Continue reading

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Listen: Richard Hawley – “Coles Corner” [2005]

In the last week I’ve been strangely obsessed with listening to albums from 2005. I think it was spurred by a craving for Broken Social Scene’s self-titled record from that year, which led me to looking back at Pitchfork’s Best … Continue reading

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Listen: Mike Etten – “Saints” [2021]

This Friday (Oct. 1), Mike Etten (PC Worship, Dougie Poole band) is releasing his debut solo album, Love Wash, via Dull Tools. I wasn’t familiar with Etten prior to getting the LP, but checking out a few of the tracks on here I’m definitely digging the whispery, psychedelic blues folk that sounds at home in an old forest cemetery or desert ruin.  Continue reading

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Listen: Lunar Vacation – “Mold” [2021]

Waayyyyy too late to post about this one, but wanna shout out Atlanta band Lunar Vacation and their upcoming album Inside Every Fig Is A Dead Wasp. One of the singles “Mold” is one of my favorite songs of the year … Continue reading

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Listen: Dummy – “Final Weapon” [2021]

An album that’s already being mighty hyped going into the fourth quarter of 2021 (what the hell, how are we here already) is Dummy’s upcoming debut LP, Mandatory Enjoyment, out October 22nd via Trouble In Mind. They caused a little … Continue reading

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Listen: Lionlimb – “Nothing” [2021]

I’ve been tapped into Stewart Bronaugh’s project Lionlimb since his first single “Turnstile” wowed me in 2015. Granted I was promoting it to noncommercial radio at the time, but still. I was familiar with his work in the Angel Olsen … Continue reading

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Listen: Laura Stevenson – “Don’t Think About Me” [2021]

Laura Stevenson has quietly been putting out some of the best rock records year after year and not enough people are paying attention. This is me doing my part, aside from featuring her newest, self-titled album in Recommended Albums of … Continue reading

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Listen: Portishead – “Threads” [2008]

Going through a massive Portishead (specifically Third) phase and just wanted to share something quick to hopefully spur someone to listen to the album for the first time or maybe revisit it if they haven’t in a while. “Threads” is the … Continue reading

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Listen: Circuit des Yeux – “Sculpting The Exodus” [2021]

Hard to calculate the excitement I’m feeling towards the release of the forthcoming Circuit des Yeux album, -io, coming October 22 via Matador Records. Our first taste of the record, “Dogma”, definitely felt like a teaser of some large iceberg dwelling … Continue reading

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