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Joy Formidable

Album Review: The Joy Formidable – Wolf’s Law

Alright people, shut it down. Whatever competition there might have been for best hard rocking riff of 2013 has already been awarded to “Cholla” off of The Joy Formidable’s sophomore LP Wolf’s Law. Wait? I have to say more than that? [...]

January 30, 2013 New Music, Reviews
Parquet Courts

Album Review: Parquet Courts – Light Up Gold

“I’ll take Manhattan in a garbage bag / with Latin written on it that says, / ‘It’s hard to give a shit these days.’ / Manhattan’s sinkin’ like a rock / into the filthy Hudson. / What a shock. / [...]

January 29, 2013 Cool Dad Music, New Music, Reviews
Local Natives

Album Review: Local Natives – Hummingbird

Local Natives, Folk chemists from Los Angeles, made a huge splash in 2009 with their debut, Gorilla Manor. Interviews and downloads were plastered over blogs, charts and radio stations.  They toured for almost all of 2010 around the continental US, [...]

January 28, 2013 New Music, Reviews
Hilly Eye

Album Review: Hilly Eye, Reasons to Live

Sometimes you can be direct without being direct.  You can let everybody know that you’re not here to take any crap without coming right out and saying, “I’m not taking any crap.” Amy Klein used to play guitar in the [...]

January 23, 2013 Cool Dad Music, New Music, Reviews
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Album Review: Foxygen – We Are The 21st Century Ambassadors Of Peace & Magic

Odds are, if you’re a member of Generation X, Y, or whatever and you have a good musical head on your shoulders, you grew up listening to your parents’ groovy, cut-off jeans rock and roll.  Holy classics like Quadrophenia or [...]

January 22, 2013 New Music, Reviews
California X

Album Review: California X, California X

CoolDaughter #1 had another two-day swim meet this weekend.  Early warm-ups at Princeton meant that I had to get up before dawn on both days to make the drive.  I sadly, therefore, decided against attending any of the Light of [...]

January 21, 2013 Cool Dad Music, New Music, Reviews
Cult Of Luna

Cult of Luna – Vertikal

Almost five years since the release of Eternal Kingdom, the mighty Cult of Luna present Vertikal, their sixth full length. With Isis ending their career, Cult of Luna maybe the best post-metal band currently active. Their resume includes essentials such [...]

January 16, 2013 New Music, Reviews
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Yo La Tengo – Fade

Yo La Tengo is the kind of band that makes me beam with pride to be from New Jersey. Forming in Hoboken during the mid-80s, the group has released twelve records, fourteen EPs, numerous singles and collaborations, two soundtracks and [...]

January 15, 2013 New Music, Reviews
WM

New Song: The Woolen Men – “Mayonnaise”

The Woolen Men reveal how the other half of Punk lives [...]

January 9, 2013 New Music, News
Toothgrinder

New Song: Toothgrinder – “Vibration/Colour/Frequency”

Wills Wellers played drums for more than 17 minutes...straight [...]

January 9, 2013 Music Videos, New Music, News