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Menace Beach – “Lowtalkin’”

Earlier this month we heard “Tennis Court,” one half of a double-A-side single from Leeds duo Menace Beach. Now comes “Lowtalkin’,” the other song on the record. In contrast to its subject matter, it’s an outgoing outburst of frantic punk rock laced with pop sensibilities. Hear it below. The “Tennis Court” / “Lowtalkin’” single is [...]

AstroMike Gordon – “I’ve Been to Berlin”

In addition to strong tracks like “Ministry Song” and “Youthful Spite“, one of my favorite tracks off AstroMike Gordon’s exceptional new album is “I’ve Been to Berlin”. Its beginning features a mellow bass crawl, with a subtle tone that nicely showcases the evolving vocals of singer/songwriter Cristoffer Csanady. Lush, jangly guitars slowly trickle into the soundscape, […]

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Album Of The Week: Courtship Ritual Pith

I might as well get some boring full-disclosure stuff out of the way first: Nick Sylvester, a great friend and former colleague of mine, produced this album, and he’s putting it out on Godmode, his label. The fact that Nick worked on this album has a lot to do with the fact that I listened [...]

In The Green Room with Wiz Khalifa

I did my first Wiz Khalifa post on this site 7 years ago next month. “Shorty has potential” I wrote at the time. As it turns out, Wiz isn’t really all that short. And he did indeed have potential. Fast forward to 2014 and the Youngin on His Grind has flourished into an international super star. […]