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New Letting Up Despite Great Faults: “Wrapped”

It’s taken me way too long to post the new Letting Up Despite Great Faults material, and for that I apologize. This crew has been one of my favorites over my blogging (and pre-blogging) years, in both personality and musicianship. I adore everything they put it out. Frankly, it’s hard not to. Not [...]

Zammuto – “Hegemony”

Nick Zammuto is getting ready to release Anchor, the second album of his post-Books solo career. We already heard the bloopy breeziness of “Great Equator,” and now he’s released a very different offering, “Hegemony.” The new one features female vocals and hard-hitting live percussion before shifting into a crunchy guitar solo to close things out. [...]

Flying Lotus Announces You’re Dead! LP, Tour

At the end of last year we were already highly anticipating a new album from Flying Lotus. He’d been talking about it online, playing new material live, and now we’ve officially gotten word that it’s coming this fall. The producer and Brainfeeder boss’ fifth album will be titled You’re Dead; it follows 2012′s spacious, dreamy [...]

Nude Beach – “I Can’t Keep The Tears From Falling”

Two years ago, the young Brooklyn-based rock band Nude Beach released their album II, deeply enjoyable piece of classic-rock-informed punk. Every song aimed straight for the pleasure center and hit its target, and I fucked up badly when I didn’t give it Album Of The Week. (Seriously, in three years of writing that column, it’s [...]