Category Rock

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FLYYING COLOURS // EP X 2 (SHELFLIFE)

80’S/90’S-INFLUENCED AUSTRALIA SHOEGAZE-PSYCH. LUSH-HUSH VOCALS LAYERED NOISE, TEXTURED GUITAR LOOPS, DARKWAVE GROOVES. PLAY: 1, 2, 4, 57, 8 RIYL: MY BLOODY VALENTINE, LUSH , RIDE, SONIC YOUTH

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MICHELLE BLADES // ATARAXIA (MIDNIGHT SPECIAL)

PREVIOUSLY ORCHESTRAL-FOLK, NOW MORE ELECTRIC GUITAR-DISTORTED POWER CHORDS, SALSA RHYTHMS, FUZZY PUNK & STRINGS. PLAY: 3, 4, 6, 7 FCC: 2 RIYL: ST VINCENT, TORRES, JESSICA LEE MAYFIELD

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TIMBRE // SUN & MOON (S/R)

SINGER/SONGWRITER W/ ANGELIC COOS OVER HARP, VIOLIN, TRIANGLE. ETHEREAL, EMOTIONAL, POETIC LYRICS. PLAY: 2, 3, 4, 8, 10 RIYL: OWN PALLETT, JOANNA NEWSOM, S. CAREY

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MINIBOONE // BAD SPORTS (ERNEST JENNING)

POST-BRITISH INVASION POWER-POP W/ INDIE ROCK SLACKER & 90’S R&B VIBES. PEPPY ROCK W/ ELVIS COSTELLO GROOVES. PLAY: 1, 2, 5, 8, 11 FCC: 4 RIYL: THE VACCINES, FUTUREHEADS, FOALS, MACCABEES

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COLIN STETSON & SARAH NEUFELD // NEVER WERE THE WAY SHE WAS

HORN & VIOLIN DUO INSTRUMENTALS. EXPANSIVE SONICS, MULTI-STRUCTURED, GROWLING & PULSING W/ VOICINGS, POLYRHYTHMS, DARK DRONES, SEA-SAW WALTZ. PLAY: 1, 2, 3, 4, 6 RIYL: BELL ORCHESTRE, OWEN PALLETT

Shlump- Various EPs

The latest 3 EPs from the laid-back, bugged-out Shlump. In contrast to the recently reviewed Shell Shock Legends, this is actually “music people would listen to” since it’s “not like being yelled at”. The newly evolving genre Future Bass is the best way to describe this. Spacey blips and bloops grounded with some deep bass […]

V.A.- Shell Shock Legends (Fire Power Records)

To commemorate his label’s 100th release, Datsik collected some of the current heavy hitters in Dubstep and Bass Music. This music is definitely not for the faint of heart. There is a thick blend of robots fighting and hot fire hiphop lyrics that even the Pope would rock to. Crank up the Bass, and play […]

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