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Pixies are back…

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Musically, 2013 has been a year of returns. Some  have been incredible, some just so-so. Some that set social media on fire, and others just sort of  sludged by unnoticed. MBV, Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, Mazzy Star, Os … Continue reading

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Album Review: mbv

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Well, it’s been 22 years, but they’ve finally delivered. After all the the off-handed remarks, deftly placed hints, and empty promises of forthcoming material, My Bloody Valentine unleashed another batch of shoegazy goodness into the world. It took a while … Continue reading

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Odd Future Crashed the Grammys Last Night

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A bit off good news in the mainstream music world: Odd Future’s Frank Ocean nabbed two Grammy awards last night, one for Best Urban Contemporary Album, and Best Rap/Sung Collaboration (with Jay-Z and Kanye West). Needless to say, I had … Continue reading

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The MBV Album is Here (and it’s better than you expected)

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I’m a little late to the party. I know. Last week, the web exploded in nervous, heated anticipation. And why wouldn’t it? Kevin Shields had only announced on Feb 1 that in a few hours, My Bloody Valentine would be … Continue reading

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Coltrane on Acid: How the Jazz Legend Mixed LSD and the Book of the Dead

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In the fall of 1965, John Coltrane barricaded himself in a  studio to make what several historians have called the worst record of his career. “Om”, undoubtedly one of the strangest albums ever created, is John Coltrane’s (allegedly) LSD-fueled attempt … Continue reading

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The Dunedin Sound: Why New Zealand Rocks so Hard

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Once upon a time, on the small Pacific island of New Zealand, there was a city called Dunedin (don’t worry…it’s still there. You can check on a map). In this city, there lived a disgruntled group of guys who were … Continue reading

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Waiting For James River

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Published in Parle Magazine, 2010 Easily one of the most anticipated albums of the decade, D’Angelo’s James River is expected to be released (fingers crossed) some point this year. Nearly ten years in the making, it is the follow-up to … Continue reading

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