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NEW ALBUM: Speedy Ortiz – Foil Deer

Earlier this year during South by Southwest one thing to note were the many rock bands around female singer/songwriters making a big splash. While I unfortunately missed Speedy Ortiz, I saw bands like Torres, Bully and Wolf Alice, who rock a similar vibe. I like it when poetry is no[…]

NEW MUSIC: Secret Admirer – Pale Shelter

Secret Admirer is a self-described Black Metal formation from Montgomery, Alabama comprised of Heinali Finney, Matt Finney and Andrew Helsinski. Pale Shelter is certainly not typical for the metal genre as I know it. There’s a massive wall of ambient noise with drums buried under it and a narrator who[…]

3 Is A Band: Go!Zilla – Sinking In Your Sea

Go!Zilla are an exciting three piece from Florence, Italy comprised of Luca Landi (vocals, guitar), Fabio Ricciolo (drums, vocals) and Mattia Biagiotti (vocals, guitar). Upon reading the line-up respectively the instrumentation, it becomes clear that Go!Zilla are forgoing the classic punk three piece set-up with guitar, bass and drums, but play with two guitars[…]

NEW ALBUM: Hannah Cohen

I really like this album. The opener Keepsake sucks me right in and then it goes on for seven more songs, full of melancholy and rich electronic textures. Hannah Cohen is a singer/songwriter from New York via San Francisco. Pleasure Boy is her second album and out now on Bella[…]

NEW ALBUM: Waterstrider – Nowhere Now

Waterstrider is a five piece band from Oakland, California, having released their debut album Nowhere Now early April 2015, yet published a few tracks from it already last year and just fueled the anticipation for the entire album! When I heard the album’s title song somewhen in 2014, I loved it from[…]

FIRST LISTEN: Moon King – Secret Life

Moon King is the duo of Daniel Benjamin and Maddy Wilde (not to be confused with West Coast psych band Moon Duo). That is pretty much all I knew, when I put on their new album Secret Life. The album opener Roswell sets the mood right and hits you hard[…]

First Listen: Arca – Xen

Last year, when FKA twigs broke out of obscurity with her EP1, no publication missed to mention that Kanye West contributor Arca provided and often it was more than just hinted that he was the genius behind twigs’ sound. Now, after twigs has proven that her vision is not dependent[…]

NEW ALBUM: Avid Dancer – 1st Bath

I decided to listen to 1st Bath, the debut album of Avid Dancer, simply because I was intrigued by the band name as well as the album cover. Several beats into the opening track All The Other Girls, I was already hooked and listened through the entire album and then a few more times on repeat. Different[…]

FIRST LISTEN: Doldrums – The Air Conditioned Nightmare

Electronic music has changed a lot in the last decades and by now is splintered into numerous genres and sub-genres. In The Air Conditioned Nightmare Airick Woodhead, the man behind Doldrums, takes it back to a point before the various dance music styles began their raise to mainstream. In particular[…]

NEW ALBUM: Marriages – Salome

When I decided to listen to Salome, Marriages first full length studio album (after the 2012 released EP Kitsune), I just went through the list of titles and picked the one that was at that very moment most appealing to me Love, Texas – just having come back from Austin, TX…[…]