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Veronica Falls

It’s embarrassing to tell you how much I love this band. It’s embarrassing to admit that I listen to this band over and over and over and over again. I admit that I completely give up my critical faculties when I listen to Veronica Falls. P…

Watch Me: “Ecstasy” by Iceage

I neglected to hop on the hype train when Danish punks, Iceage, released their debut album in 2011. I can’t say why it didn’t hit, or click with me. That would take going back in time. It just didn’t. “Coalition,” however, the first track released upcoming Matador album, made my ears perk up almost immediately. [...]

Play Me: “Don’t Play With Guns” by The Black Angels

Originally written as a response to the Batman slayings in Aurora, Colorado, The Black Angels‘ new single, “Don’t Play With Guns,” isn’t just heavy in terms of subject matter. The first track from Indigo Meadow (out April 2nd), finds the band ditching the poppier sounds of their most recent release for the dark, droning guitar [...]

Play Me: “I’ve Got a Wild Feeling” by Milk Music

By now, we should all be used to Fat Possum Records eating up as many buzz bands as they can. The days of the label being home to The Black Keys and a bunch of old blues men are long gone. Still, the news that Olympia longhairs Milk Music signed to Fat Possum seemed a [...]

The Rockometer: S/T by California X

                California X California X Don Giovanni Records By deftly straddling the line between power pop and hard rock, Big Star and bigger guitars, Guided by Voices “Motor Away” and Motorhead, Badfinger and Soundgarden’s Badmotorfinger, California X’s self-titled debut is the type of album you’ll know whether it [...]