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29

Aug

10 Essential Berlin Albums
Merchandise - After the End

After the End is a brighter and crisper album, yet in its songwriting still sometimes feels a lot like the group playing house shows and releasing self-made cassettes back in 2011. But that band has grown up a bit, has the advance to splurge on better quality studio equipment, and sounds a bit more comfortable trading their shadowy mope for some shimmering new wave hooks.

Merchandise - After the End

After the End is a brighter and crisper album, yet in its songwriting still sometimes feels a lot like the group playing house shows and releasing self-made cassettes back in 2011. But that band has grown up a bit, has the advance to splurge on better quality studio equipment, and sounds a bit more comfortable trading their shadowy mope for some shimmering new wave hooks.

28

Aug

Ty Segall - Manipulator

Segall toiled over Manipulator, and here his songs range from the sandy ruts of “Green Belly” to the funky rubbery bass of “Feel,” complete with a clever drum solo. With partner in crime Mikal Cronin featured on some bass and string arrangements, Segall’s guitar playing is given the backing to truly dazzle, and the drums splash and bang in all the right spaces.

Ty Segall - Manipulator

Segall toiled over Manipulator, and here his songs range from the sandy ruts of “Green Belly” to the funky rubbery bass of “Feel,” complete with a clever drum solo. With partner in crime Mikal Cronin featured on some bass and string arrangements, Segall’s guitar playing is given the backing to truly dazzle, and the drums splash and bang in all the right spaces.

27

Aug

Album of the Week: Cymbals Eat Guitars - LOSE

There are still valleys and peaks to the record, but the band has given up on trying to achieve a particular sound and opt to play what feels right to them. Each song feels natural, and – instead of resembling a collection of impressive demos – form an eye opening, cohesive whole

Album of the Week: Cymbals Eat Guitars - LOSE

There are still valleys and peaks to the record, but the band has given up on trying to achieve a particular sound and opt to play what feels right to them. Each song feels natural, and – instead of resembling a collection of impressive demos – form an eye opening, cohesive whole

Rustie - Green Language:

Green Language expresses something uniquely real and fantastical — a romanticism where just holding hands is a life-changing act.

Rustie - Green Language:

Green Language expresses something uniquely real and fantastical — a romanticism where just holding hands is a life-changing act.

26

Aug

The 10 Best Simpsons Music Moments

25

Aug

Report: FYF Fest
*photo by Candice Eley

Report: FYF Fest

*photo by Candice Eley

22

Aug

Endless Playlist: Deafheaven - “From the Kettle Onto the Coil”

21

Aug

10 Essential Disco Albums
The Gaslight Anthem - Get Hurt

Get Hurt is probably the band’s worst album — which really isn’t saying that much given how strong their discography has been — but its failures are both spectacular and interesting.

The Gaslight Anthem - Get Hurt

Get Hurt is probably the band’s worst album — which really isn’t saying that much given how strong their discography has been — but its failures are both spectacular and interesting.