Sun Kil Moon – Benji

[Caldo Verde 2014] After over 20 years in the music business Mark Kozelek, the king of melancholy, has released Benji, a record with his band Sun Kil Moon that despite its heaviness and darkness is also his brightest record to date. One thing that makes the record so dark is that most of the songs […]

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The Weepikes – “We Are Weepikes”

More often that not bands with amazing potential fall by the wayside. Whether it’s due to bad timing, bad press or simply not being trendy enough, some bands fail to resonate with a larger public. But good music always prevails. Sooner or later, be it a decade or two, these bands are bound to get […]

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Album Review | Lord Huron – “Lonesome Dreams”

  Lord Huron Lonesome Dreams IAMSOUND [2012] Jan Lindholm The excessive flow of Folk-oriented pop, after the success of Fleet Foxes and the likes, have been overwhelming. Yet this trend seems to bring forth some talent that otherwise would have gone un-noticed. And I for one welcome these with open, embracing arms. Lord Huron might […]

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Album Review | Baroness – Yellow & Green

Baroness Yellow And Green Relapse; 2012 Trying to figure out where Baroness fit in on the metal scale has become increasingly difficult. At the same time it’s becoming increasingly uninteresting. During the Savannah quartet’s decade long career they’ve continued to evolve and grow, aging with grace. They’ve crafted their own special brand of sludge metal, […]

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Album Review | Antonia Vai – Lovers and Prophets [2012]

There seems to be limited social space in music for female singer-songwriters. The tendency is to place every girl with or without a guitar in her lap in the same category. Sweden’s Antonia Vai should be able to escape limiting categorization. This 24- year old singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, who released her debut album Lovers and […]

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Album Review | Palace Brothers – “Days In The Wake”

Palace Brothers Days In the Wake (1994) [Drag City] Will Oldham-albums are most often designed to be enjoyed in the company of yourself and dimmed lighting. One of his most introspective moments happened on “Days In the Wake”, released in 1994 under the Palace Brothers-moniker. There is so much to be discovered on this album, […]

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Album Review | Songs: Ohia – Didn’t it Rain (2001)

Songs: Ohia is the moniker under which Jason Molina has released the best death defying acoustic/folk-songs this side of the grave. Molina comes from under a dead Ohio sky and he knows smouldering, overwhelming darkness. Talking about Songs: Ohia’s record “Didn’t It Rain” almost feels like an invasion of privacy. I can’t help but feel […]

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Holler, Wild Rose! – Our Little Hymnal

Holler, Wild Rose! Our Little Hymnal [Backlight Records] If you’re a dedicated fan of over the top, orchestral, roof raising songs in the vein of Godspeed You! Black Emperor you will love “Holler, Wild Rose!” The almost 70-minute musical-muscle display that is their debut album is worth taking a break from your busy schedules for. […]

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