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Spoon: Hot Thoughts  Review

By Ché Salgado Music Journalist Artist: Spoon Album: Hot Thoughts Released: March 17, 2017 Label: Matador Website: spoontheband.com If you could boil down the critical consensus of Spoon down to just three words, you’d probably get: “minimal”, “reliable” and “consistent”. Now we can just go ahead and take “minimal” out of there because in 2017, […]

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Of The Sun: Before a Human Path Review

By Layna D’Luna Music Journalist Artist: Of The Sun Album: Before a Human Path Release Date: April 14, 2017 Website: ofthesunofficial.wordpress.com Before A Human Path, the sophomore album from Austin metal band Of The Sun is set to be released on April 14. The trio released their first album under the name Of The Sun back in […]

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Priests: Nothing Feels Natural Review

By Ché Salgado Music Journalist Artist: Priests Album: Nothing Feels Natural Released: January 27, 2017 Website: http://666priests666.tumblr.com/ It was reported in 2014 that Rivers Cuomo of Weezer found Priests “charming”. For a few people, this endorsement might have seemed confusing. The clean-cut front man of the band that brought us “Beverly Hills” giving a cosign to […]

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Hexist: HEXIST EP Review

By Layna D’Luna Music Journalist Artist: Hexist Album: HEXIST EP Release Date: March 4, 2017 Website: https://hexist.bandcamp.com/ First formed in 2015, this Austin-based, self described “black rock’n’roll” band hit the ground running when they performed their first show as openers for American thrash trailblazers, Exodus. While their album cover might suggest black metal, or something in […]

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Austra: Future Politics Review

By Troy Vita Music Journalist Artist: Austra Album: Future Politics Release Date: January 20, 2017 Website: http://www.austramusic.com/ Austra is the work of Canadian singer/producer Katie Stelmanis. Future Politics features some direct hard-hitting synth-pop in addition to the dream-pop sound she is known for. We’ve heard some dance beats in her previous work, but this new […]

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Brian Eno: Reflection Review

By Will Wilkerson Music Journalist Artist: Brian Eno Album: Reflection Release Date: January 1, 2017 Website: http://www.brian-eno.net/ The new year heralded a new ambient album from the artist who dreamed up the genre: Brian Eno. Eno’s career has spanned across the map, from playing glam rock with Roxy Music in the ’70s, to producing such artists as […]

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Gabriel Garzón-Montano: Jardín Review

By Savannah Olson Music Journalist Artist: Gabriel Garzón-Montano Album: Jardín Release Date: January 27th, 2017 Website: http://gabrielgarzonmontano.com/ Brooklyn based recording artist Gabriel Garzón-Montano steps out with his first major-label debut in the form of Jardín. Discovered by Drake and sampled on his song “Jungle” from the rap superstar’s If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late, […]

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