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The Rockometer: The Physical World by Death from Above 1979

      Death from Above 1979 The Physical World Warner Bros/Last Gang   Note to clown rocker, Gene Simmons, and everyone else who trots out the old line, “Rock is dead.” Rock ‘N’ Roll is not dead. The ’70s are dead. The era of arena rock is dead. But that old spirit of Rock […]

Play Me: “Rise and Shine” by mr. Gnome

  While not quite the epic noise Cleveland art-rock duo, mr. Gnome are known for, new single “Rise and Shine,” from the band’s forthcoming album Heart of a Dark Star (11.18 on El Marko), isn’t your standard garage rock stomper, either. By taking what they do best, i.e., rousing up a righteous wall of sound, […]

Wand

Wand’s debut release, Ganglion Reef, is right up my alley. It’s fuzzed-out vocals and guitars, pounding drums, crashing cymbals and grimey synths throughout hit me right where it counts. Joining up with Ty Segall’s Drag City imprint …

Play Me: “I am Mark E. Smith” by Fat White Family

Where the Fat Whites differ from similar instigators, like the Black Lips, for example, is that the jams actually have enough quality to enable a listener to look past all of the other distractions. These lads enjoy fucking with the familiar sounds of American garage, psychedelic rock, and country just as much they like fucking with the those still trying to figure out if this act is real.

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