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Play Me: “Lord Knows” by Dum Dum Girls

Dum Dum Girls’ 2011 release, Only in Dreams, marked a drastic improvement both in terms of recording quality and songwriting ability from Dee Dee’s earlier releases on Hozac and Sub Pop Records. Unintentional as it may have been, however, the sheen added by producer Sune Rose Wagner of The Raveonettes came with a downside — [...]

Redd Kross

15 years since their last studio album, Redd Kross will release their Merge Records debut, Researching The Blues, on August 7. After a few listens to this album it’s hard to believe that it’s been so long, it is tight and has more hooks th…

Moving Pictures: “Scum” by Slug Guts

To understand where the scuzzy, relentless noise of the Australian band Slug Guts comes from, one could go back and reference other Aussie acts like The Birthday Party or feedtime. There is a precedent for the boozed, bruised, and eyes wide, brutality-bound-to-go-down paranoia heard on “Scum.” Understanding the roots of such a discomforting sound doesn’t [...]

Jam On It: Chelsea Light Moving, Tame Impala, King Dude, Two Gallants

Three tracks in, and I’m officially stoked about Thurston Moore’s post-Sonic Youth band, Chelsea Light Moving. Here, on “Frank O’Hara’s Hit,” Moore goes back to the sounds of the Velvet Underground for inspiration, something he’s done often in his career. The minute-long opening is clean and spacious, before it takes an unexpected turn: Moore as [...]

The Rockometer: Peacefield by National Suicide Day

National Suicide Day Peacefield Snax Records and Tapes Tuesday night and the headphones are on, in the dark, with only a glow from the Indians and Tigers on the TV. I’m going through the website’s review queue, which is now eight albums strong, first Om and then this National Suicide Day album comes on, and [...]