Review: Carl Sagan’s Skate Shoes – Carl Sagan’s Skate Shoes

Rates of change. The mathematical tool to describe movement. Positive or negative, it doesn’t matter; nothing stays the same. The vertiginous debut album by Carl Sagan’s Skate Shoes can only make me think of calculus. A frantic disposition to the heavier sentiment of post-hardcore summarises the tracks in their self-titled album. The granite-solid musical foundation allows Carl Sagan’s Skate Shoes to jump, soar and fly back through nine songs … Continue reading Review: Carl Sagan’s Skate Shoes – Carl Sagan’s Skate Shoes

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Best albums of 2014

  Ahoy there! We have another one of them fancy lists for your reading pleasure. Since everyone and their mothers (and farmers’ mothers) have a “best of” list by now, we asked our readers and collaborators for their choices. Some heard the call and voraciously, viciously and vividly described what they enjoyed (or not – more on that later) in this year of our Lord … Continue reading Best albums of 2014

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Singles Reviewed : Screaming Maldini, Yokozuna, Pinback, Silver Arm, Picardy III, Taffy

Greetings, readers! Sorry if the intro is curt, but we are in an emotional groove and we can’t get out. Singles (or stuff we decided it was singles):

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Singles Review : Dead Sons, Hey Sholay, Fashoda Crisis, Ohnomoon, I am Kloot, Letting up despite great faults, Wild Swim, Crowns, Deaf Club

Greetings, readers! I was kicked out of an artsy fartsy gig the other day. Why? I dunno, but one day I’ll reveal the truth and it will be as massive as Wikileaks, but with more kebabs and less sexual harassing (alleged or not). Why am I not allowed to walk into a venue wearing noodles? I want to wear noodles, you obey, ok? You are insulting my pastafarian beliefs if you chuck me out of your lil’ venue, you bald-headed gorilla!

Phew, sorry, for a minute there, I lost myself, I lost myself. This week’s singles come courtesy of Red House Painters, because they were awesome, yo!

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Singles Review : Firesuite, Cats:For:Peru, Niña, Ellen and the Escapades, Death Rays of Ardilla, City Reign, Guards

Greetings, readers! You still there? I’m watching a documentary on Metal and when they got to the interview with Ronnie James Dio, I lost it. Fuck, he was a legend. From the moment he saved Black Sabbath from the Ozzy-shaped hole to his cameo in The Pick of Destiny, he was always rad!

This week’s singles are presented by the armed kookaburras that Cognitive Dissonance Records sent our way. WE SURRENDER.

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Singles reviewed: Soundgarden, Mega Aquarians, Mark Eitzel, Chris Helme, Watchers, Silver, Autumn Owls

Greetings, readers! I’ve got reflux. It isn’t fun. It’s like using hydrochloric acid for mouthwash. Do you know how painful that is? It’s like that time I was in Tijuana with my Uncle Joe and we met a couple of delincuentes malandros who sold us this high quality mezcal (it had three worms instead of one). Turns out it was quadruple distilled Bacardi. That shit is rank.

This week’s singles come courtesy of Basil Brush, so boom boom!

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Singles Reviewed: Tall Ships, Funeral Suits, The Fervor, Silver Arm, Lavender Diamond, Fantasy Rainbow, Marcus Foster

Greetings, readers! You still there? This is the second singles column we do this week. Why? Because we are 3 years old this week (officially!). So from all the fictional characters in this shithole of a website, I thank y’all.

This week’s singles come courtesy of Pearl Jam, because they wuuuz awesome, yo!

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Singles Reviewed: August Actually, Burly Nagasaki, Firesuite, Wet Nuns, P.O.S., Minus The Bear

Greetings, readers! You still there? This is the first singles column we do in aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaageeeeees. Fuck this “jokey” intros, you never liked them anyway.  Just like you don’t like to find a gold nugget in your strawberry Fruitella or when you find out your burrito was having an affair with a chip butty. The vinegar-ey slag! That cheap, no brand malt vinegar is the worst offence a loopy brothel inmate like me could receive.

This week’s singles come courtesy of Thrice, because they were awesome, yo!

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Singles Reviewed – Firesuite, Steel Trees, Gunning for Tamar, Dan Pearson, Conveyor, Gaolers Daughter

Greetings, readers who know how to hide the bodies of deceased hummingbirds. Hey, man, I just wanted to see what happens when they drink Irn Bru. Welcome to another edition of our “off again, off again, hey it’s on again!” single reviews column. Granted, some of them aren’t singles, but I liked them and made my stupid human collaborators review ’em. A huevo que sí. 

This week’s singles come courtesy of Jonathan Demme, the guy who directed films and now spends his time hunting killer wallabies in the Australian Outback.

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