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Two people each wearing a shirt and tie, with stark white glasses and their heads covered with tar and feathers, standing next to each other in front of a closed window shade.

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Kompromat: Traum und Existenz Review

By Tanner Meadows Music Journalist Artist: Kompromat Album: Traum und Existenz Release Date: April 5, 2019 Label: Clivage Deriving their name from a Russian meaning “compromising material,” Kompromat is a French electro-punk duo comprised of producer Vitalic and singer Rebeka Warrior of Sexy Sushi and Mansfield.TYA. Their debut album, Traum und Existenz, is a homage to Berlin’s early techno scene, a city considered by fans to be central to the […]

todayApril 27, 2019 97

Six vertical rectangles, the first three different shades of orange, the last three different shades of blue, iDK HOW written next to that, all on a black background.

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I DONT KNOW HOW BUT THEY FOUND ME: 1981 Extended Play Album Review

By Tanner Meadows Music Journalist Artist: I DONT KNOW HOW BUT THEY FOUND ME Album: 1981 Extended Play Release Date: Nov. 9, 2019 Label: Fearless Records Website: https://www.idkhow.com/ I DONT KNOW HOW BUT THEY FOUND ME, shortened to iDK HOW, and their debut EP, 1981 Extended Play, is manifestation of nostalgia. Rephrase that-- nearly every new rock band is a pastiche but iDK HOW is an easy target. From the […]

todayApril 16, 2019 50

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Dirty Fuss: American Animals Album Review

By Tanner MeadowsMusic Journalist Artist: Dirty FussAlbum: American AnimalsRelease Date: March 3, 2019Website: https://www.dirtyfuss.com/ Dirty Fuss is a rock band; no more, no less. Their sound seems nostalgic for a period/style of rock that kind of feels like it’s just finished wrapping up, e.g., Cage The Elephant or Jack White (the first two bands listed under the group’s ‘artists we also like’ tab on Facebook). That being said, they do […]

todayApril 3, 2019 96

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And The Kids: When This Life Is Over Album Review

By Tanner MeadowsMusic Journalist Artist: And The KidsAlbum: When This Life Is OverRelease Date: February 22, 2019Label: Signature Sounds RecordingsWebsite: https://www.andthekids.com/ And The Kids are an up-and-coming indie trio from Northampton, Massachusetts, consisting of Hannah Mohan, Rebecca Lasaponaro and Megan Miller. The group has made a name for themselves since their debut LP Turn To Each Other, released in 2015. The band blends a dreamy, charming sound over ethereal indie, […]

todayMarch 12, 2019 25

From top to bottom, the band’s name, the various definitions of the word oblivion, a man, to his right a row of gears, to his left a candle and a mirror, and an oriental style rug below.

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Deep State: The Path to Fast Oblivion Album Review

By Tanner Meadows Music Journalist Artist: Deep State Album: The Path to Fast Oblivion Release Date: Feb. 1, 2019 Label: Friendship Fever Website: https://deepstate.bandcamp.com/ The Athens, Ga. quartet, Deep State, offers an energetic brand of punk-influenced indie rock on their recently released sophomore record, The Path to Fast Oblivion. Deep State is composed of Taylor Chmura on guitar/vocals, Christian DeRoeck on rhythm guitar, Michael Gonzalez on drums and Brandon Page […]

todayFebruary 26, 2019 29

Jeff Rosenstock on stage with his band pictured on the right playing to a densely packed pictured on the left.

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Jeff Rosenstock, Joyce Manor Show Review

By Tanner Meadows Music Journalist Wednesday night, Jan. 24, in downtown Austin, nearly the entirety of Mohawk was packed with hair-dyed and merch-clad young adults leaning on the railing of the venue’s multi-layered balconies, standing and facing the stage en masse, waiting patiently for DIY emo-kid superstars Jeff Rosenstock and Joyce Manor, opened by Remember Sports, to appear on the stage and start the show. The North American tour was […]

todayJanuary 27, 2019 1471

One band member crouches and one stands with a katana in his hand. The background is orange.

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Grapetooth: Grapetooth Album Review

By Tanner Meadows Music Journalist Artist: Grapetooth Album: Grapetooth Release Date: November 9th, 2018 Label: Polyvinyl Record Co. Website: https://grapetooth.com/ “Are you violent?” That’s the question to set the tone for the eponymously titled, debut release of the youthful, eclectic, and energetically passionate Grapetooth. Not so much provocation of aggression, the opening track, “Violent,” a bubbly, New Order-esque romp of synth and dance beats that gives the listener an overall […]

todayNovember 26, 2018 40

From the bottom right corner, car’s headlights illuminate the end of a wall and an object laying on the ground, as well as part of a wooden fence in the background. The setting seems rural.

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Last Building Burning Album Review

By Tanner Meadows Music Journalist Artist: Cloud Nothings Album: Last Building Burning Release Date: October 19, 2018 Label: Carpark Records (US), Wichita Recordings (UK/Europe) Website: http://www.cloudnothings.com/ Evolving from compressed lo-fi garage rock and distantly electronic, through-the-phone vocals, Cloud Nothings’ most recent release, Last Building Building, is the group’s latest and greatest step toward a rawer, more vigorously unrefined sound. One could argue that isn’t saying much, considering the shortcomings of […]

todayNovember 13, 2018 8

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Mountain Rabbit: Album Review

By Tanner Meadows Local Music Journalist Artist: Roaming Herds of Buffalo Album: Mountain Rabbit Release Date: October 16, 2018 Website: http://www.rhobmusic.com/ Seattle based pop-rockers, Roaming Herds of Buffalo (RHOB), are a band that is comfortable in its variety. Continually experimenting with their sound, the band never fails to deliver something unique, and are competent in the delivery. Each of their records feels distinguished in concept, instrumentation, etc. Their 2013 release, […]

todayOctober 28, 2018 10

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