Albums Of The Week | 5: DeWolff | Tascam Tapes

THE PRESS RELASE "Our forthcoming album Tascam Tapes was recorded entirely on the road using nuthin but a cassette recorder from the 1980’s and some weird portable instruments like a...

Albums Of The Week | 6: Circa Waves | Happy EP

THE PRESS RELEASE "Circa Waves’ fourth studio album Sad Happy is due for physical release on March 13. An album of our times, Sad Happy is formed of two diametrically...

Albums Of The Week | 7: Field Music | Making A New World

THE PRESS RELEASE "Field Music’s new release is a 19 track song cycle about the after-effects of the First World War. But this is not an album about war and...

Albums Of The Week | 8: Just Joans | The Private Memoirs & Confessions...

THE PRESS RELEASE "Acerbic yet winsome Scottish indie-poppers The Just Joans return with the dazzlingly maudlin The Private Memoirs and Confessions of the Just Joans, a deeply personal collection of...

Albums Of The Week | 9: Nixon Now | Whatsoever

THE PRESS RELEASE "Welcome to Whatsoever! A carefully compiled album of unreleased stuff, live and compilation tracks from 1998 - 2018. It contains outtakes from all 3 albums, most of...

Albums Of The Week | 10: Las Cobras | Selva

THE PRESS RELEASE "Emerging out of the small Uruguayan city of Canelones, in 2017 a new band named Las Cobras released their debut recordings – a 9-track album called Temporal...

Albums Of The Week | 11: Devon Gilfillian | Black Hole Rainbow

THE PRESS RELEASE "At its core, Black Hole Rainbow is a hip-shaking album about love, on multiple levels. “The theme of the record is pulling yourself out of a dark...

Albums Of The Week | 12: Poppy | I Disagree

THE PRESS RELEASE "Blending the boundaries between pop, progressive and nu-metal, post-genre and music visionary Poppy’s I Disagree embodies “alternative” in the truest sense of the word. The album marks...

Back Stories | My 2010 Interview with Rush’s Neil Peart

Like every other Canadian rock fan — and every other drummer who spent decades in a futile quest to play half as well as he did — I was...
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Wasted Shirt Tops Today’s Album Announcements

Another day, another laundry list of new album announcements that's only slightly shorter than your average grocery store receipt. The biggest name (relatively speaking) would have to be the...
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Death Tops Today’s New Album Announcements

Death often seems to come in threes. But this is the first time I've spotted the Grim Reaper trending in the album release feed. Even worse: He's leading a...
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Indie Roundup | 16 New Songs To Choose This Tuesday

Bill Fay sprinkles salt, Too Free hit the ATM, Caroline Rose has the feels, Sam Miller makes time and more in today's Roundup. You load 16 songs and whaddaya...

Guided By Voices’ Surrender Your Poppy Field Tops Today’s Album Announcements

The music industry is well and truly back at work, judging by the tsunami of emails and album announcements I've been dealing with today. But of course, nobody works...

Back Stories | My 2011 Interview With Lemmy from Motörhead

Like any music journalist, I've been asked the same question countless times: Who are the coolest rock stars you've interviewed? Lemmy from Motörhead is always close to the top...

Back Stories | My Album Reviews From Jan. 7, 2000

Two decades ago, new albums from Supersuckers, Lil Wayne, Sisqo and others were spinning away in my portable CD player. Here’s what I had to say about them back...

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