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Play Me: “Wakin’ on a Pretty Day” by Kurt Vile

As the title would imply, the bright and free melody of Kurt Vile’s “Waking on a Sunny Day,” evokes images of a leisurely stroll through the neighborhood on a perfect day. The lyrics, however, offer a contrasting picture to those pleasantly textured and intently picked guitar tones. They’re an immediate buzz kill, with Vile recounting [...]

The Rockometer: Double Natural by Boomgates

                Boomgates Double Natural Bedroom Suck Records Supergroup may not seem like the best way to describe the Melbourne musicians who gathered to record under the name Boomgates. Brendan Huntley (Brenadan Suppression of Eddy Current Suppression Ring) and Steph Hughes (Dick Diver), two of the band’s better known [...]

The Rockometer: Out of View by The History of Apple Pie

                The History of Apple Pie Out of View Marshall Teller Records The English band of fuzz-popsters, know awkwardly as The History of Apple Pie, share a love of ’90s power pop singles with compatriots Yuck. Members from both bands even have a side-project, Parakeet. The History of [...]

The Rockometer: m b v by My Bloody Valentine

                My Bloody Valentine m b v I heard the jokes, too. On Saturday, February 2nd, the night Kevin Shields and My Bloody Valentine finally got around to releasing their forever delayed follow-up to their 1991 breakthrough album, Loveless, Twitter was buzzing with a mix of frustration and [...]

Widowspeak

Widowspeak is a two-piece band comprised of Molly Hamilton and Robert Earl Thomas. They recently released their second full length album Almanac, on Captured Tracks earlier this year. Musically they have been compared to Fleetwood Mac, but Molly Ha…

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