Stream: Surf Rock is Dead – Never be the same

Surf Rock is Dead‘s brand new album just came out last Friday and we’re late to the party, because, shit, son, when have you seen a Mexican that arrives on time? I’m a Mexican’t, Johnny Depp knew me well. ANYWAYS, Surf Rock is Dead deal a post-punky rock with thick atmospheres. Or, as Bubbles from The Wire would say: “The thin line between awake and asleep.” Their … Continue reading Stream: Surf Rock is Dead – Never be the same

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Review: Vast Robot Armies – Little Creatures

A few years ago, Goodnight Myopia landed on my lap. It was a spacey and overtly catchy one man army effort. It also felt like staggering back home after a particularly bad day: emotions are raw, the sun has gone back to its den far too fast and you are seeing red, almost blinded by the dark ocher lampposts guiding you home. Whatever shortcomings Goodnight … Continue reading Review: Vast Robot Armies – Little Creatures

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Stream: Vast Robot Armies – Little Creatures

It’s been a long time coming and we are so superfreaking excited to bring you this album that I’m switching to Spanish now. En serio. No, actually, what I wanted to say it’s that it’s been a long journey but we are proud, ecstatic and superfelices to bring you the full Vast Robot Armies album, Little Creatures, for your ears. While you listen to this … Continue reading Stream: Vast Robot Armies – Little Creatures

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Vast Robot Armies’ Studio Diary – Day Twelve

“Every single time I step into the studio, I say, ‘Can I still do this? Do I still have it? Have I ever had it?’ I suppose there’s a good amount of self-loathing that goes into any form of artisanship.” – Ben Harper   The air of ending hung over us as we puttered about the condo on the morning of the 12th day. It … Continue reading Vast Robot Armies’ Studio Diary – Day Twelve

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Vast Robot Armies’ Studio Diary – Day Eleven

“Songs really are like a form of time travel because they really have moved forward in a bubble. Everyone who’s connected with it, the studio’s gone, the musicians are gone, and the only thing that’s left is this recording which was only about a three-minute period maybe 70 years ago.” – Tom Waits I knew when I woke up that morning on Day 11 that … Continue reading Vast Robot Armies’ Studio Diary – Day Eleven

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Vast Robot Armies’ Studio Diary – Day Ten

“When I sit down to write a song, it’s a kind of improvisation, but I formalize it a bit to get it into the studio, and when I step up to a microphone, I have a vague idea of what I’m about to do.” – Paul McCartney We had arrived at the day I was secretly dreading: Keyboards and piano day. I love keys and … Continue reading Vast Robot Armies’ Studio Diary – Day Ten

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Vast Robot Armies’ Studio Diary – Day Nine

“I love to go to the studio and stay there 10 or 12 hours a day. I love it. What is it? I don’t know. It’s life.” – Johnny Cash It was my evening on the couch, thus I was awoke earlier than my normal 7:30am.The sounds of construction and morning rush hour traffic filled my awakening ears. It was an exceptionally nice morning, and … Continue reading Vast Robot Armies’ Studio Diary – Day Nine

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Vast Robot Armies’ Studio Diary – Day Eight

“The first Van Halen album makes Johnny Rotten out to be what he really was and still is: a hairdresser.” –Henry Rollins I remember waking up on the 8th day (5th day recording) and finally having the feeling. The feeling that I no longer had any sense of what a normal structured week was like. I’ve told friends in the past that recording is my … Continue reading Vast Robot Armies’ Studio Diary – Day Eight

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Vast Robot Armies’ Studio Diary – Day Three

3 of my favorite days. Christmas mornings. I’m a full on ‘Clark-Griswald-Ralphie-Parker’ Christmas loving idiot. Recording Days. No one rides the line between complete doubt-based anxiety and baseless bravado better than me. On these types of days. Gig Days. So here we were on Recording Day eve. I was up, showered, and re-packed by 8:15am. Today was the day. We were hopping into Joe’s car, … Continue reading Vast Robot Armies’ Studio Diary – Day Three

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EP Round Up : Cult of Luna, Hot Beat Repeat, Loveless, Alpha Male Tea Party, Cmn Ineed Yr Hlp, Antoine Reverb

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Hullo, guvs and guvnettes, this is our always late EP round up, where we trawl through the titanic troves of tinnitus-inducing music and bring you the best of what’s around. Or at least what WE think it’s the best of what’s around.

Remember: don’t adjust your opinion.

In our usual analogy form, we will be comparing each of these EPs to something cool and entertaining. For this week’s edition, I’m comparing each EP to a Titan. Yes, we’ve done this before, and I don’t care if you think we are repeating ourselves, it worked for Arcade Fire, right?

Oh, well, sigh. I’ve brought a couple of extra reviewers for this one.. Continue reading “EP Round Up : Cult of Luna, Hot Beat Repeat, Loveless, Alpha Male Tea Party, Cmn Ineed Yr Hlp, Antoine Reverb”