Review: La Sera – Queens EP

Whoa, Katy Goodman, slow down! Three releases in a year! And all good to boot! Queens is a rapid-fire EP delivered just in time for a new La Sera tour, and in its curt 18 minutes, it motors through emotions, swathing our hearts with warm guitars and some shredding solos. Yes, shredding solos. In a La Sera album. The punkier attitude is still there and the solos come with … Continue reading Review: La Sera – Queens EP

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Review: Flock of Dimes – If you see me, say yes

  As previously mentioned in my Psychic Twin review, anyone saying electronic music can’t pack a punch better check themselves (before they break themselves). Strange Diary was exhibit A. Exhibit B is If you see me, say yes, the debut album by Flock of Dimes.  Flock of dimes is, of course, Jenn Wasner, far from the gothic Americana rock of Wye Oak, now head deep into a vast ocean of neon lights, … Continue reading Review: Flock of Dimes – If you see me, say yes

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Review: Cowtown – Paranormal Romance

KISS has many interpretations. You know the old one, you probably swear by another, but the best one is “keep it sweet and simple.” Cowtown’s Paranormal Romance exemplifies this lil’ bit of homespun knowledge, as the album barely clocks 23 minutes. And that’s fine. Do you really need to make a long-ass, prog rock oeuvre to say something? Not really, sometimes a curt approach has its rewards. You might end … Continue reading Review: Cowtown – Paranormal Romance

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Stream: Chelan – Beams

  Chelan bring the stylish California neon-and-haze flavour to electronica with their newest track, ‘Beams’. An expansive series of shockwaves push forward, unyielding, with every beat being the prelude to crystal like showers of atmospheric crescendoes. Fancy more? Well, Chelan has also released ‘Won’t Break’. Whereas ‘Beams’ conveys the glitzy darkness of the California lifestyle, ‘Won’t break’ is decisively of a sunnier disposition. ‘Beams’ and ‘Won’t Break’ are … Continue reading Stream: Chelan – Beams

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Review: Ladyhawke – Wild Things

It’s a strange beast, the whole 80s revival. It’s been going around for more than ten years and now that the 90s revival is peeking through Venetian blinds, it seems there’s enough of an audience for both to coexist. Even more, the once clear divide between 80s and 90s revival seems blurry at best. Having lived through those years and seeing the bands that pillage from … Continue reading Review: Ladyhawke – Wild Things

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Review: Generationals – Alix

If there’s one thing I’ve observed in the last eight or so years that I’ve been moving in this side of the quill called “music reviewing” is that genres come back from the dead, sometimes wanting to eat the brains of innocent victims, other times just wanting to get the recognition they didn’t get the first time around. Enter Generationals, a duo who delve into … Continue reading Review: Generationals – Alix

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Review: Eric & Magill – In This Light

For two musicians that have been apart for almost three years, the musical chemistry between Ryan Weber and Eric Osterman is pretty much perfect. With previous Eric & Magill records being made across oceans, In This Light seems to be more of a homecoming show. Even if they are still sporting that nostalgic dreamy sound, there is a change in form. The elegiac All Those … Continue reading Review: Eric & Magill – In This Light

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Review: Dr. Who – Time-flight

Time-flight (1982)
Time-flight (1982)

 

Well fuck it doo woop doo dah… No Game of Thrones this week, so here’s a remastered edition of a review I wrote for another Shithole of a Website (TM) a few years ago.

You see, I went through an “wasn’t old Dr. Who great, you guys?” stage like anyone over 30 goes through and started to pay through the nose (because, let’s face it – they are very overpriced) for old Dr. Who DVDs. Here’s the first of many, many more to come…  Continue reading “Review: Dr. Who – Time-flight”