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The Rockometer: You’re Nothing by Iceage

                Iceage You’re Nothing Matador Records On my way to writing a review ripe with praise for the young, Danish punk band, Iceage, and their second album, You’re Nothing, I came across Everett True’s alternative review on Collapse Board. True’s been doing the criticism gig since the early [...]

Watch Me: “Evil Man” by Destruction Unit

Excuse me for sounding like one of those olds you overhear at shows complaining about music not being what it used to be, but, damnit, back in my day, before a band’s name became a place for misspellings, mixed case, missed vowels, and cutesy punctuation, that name used that mean something. Take Destruction Unit, for [...]

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 [...]

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