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MissDestiny

A Jam Packed Wednesday with Miss Destiny, Terry Malts, Girl Band, Gap Dream, J Mascis, and Nude Beach

With the likes of White Lung, Perfect Pussy, and Priests all making noise in the underground, 2014 is likely to go down as the year women returned to rock. Let's add Australia's Miss Destiny to that list. With a snarl similar to Courtney Love, and a sense of melody recalling the pitch perfect, power-pop of The Muffs, this debut 7" on Hozac Records doesn't break new ground, as much as it reminds us what we're missing when the rock clu...READ MORE
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A Jam Packed Thursday with Sloan, The New Pornographers, Elephant Stone and Shabazz Palaces

  During Sloan's 20+ years in the business, the band have always taken a democratic approach to their guitar pop. Each album contains a mix of songs written by Jay Ferguson, Chris Murphy, Patrick Pentland, and Andrew Scott. Sloan's newest album, Commonwealth, takes things one step further. Each album side of this double LP is penned by one, individual Sloan with Jay songs on the a-side, Chris on the b-side, Patrick on C, ...READ MORE
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The Rockometer: Typical System by Total Control

      Total Control Typical System Iron Lung Records   Considering Mikey Young's prominence in the Australian underground, it should come as no surprise that it took him and his band, Total Control, two years to record the follow-up to their 2011 debut, Total Control. One can think of Young as Melbourne's answer to Dan Auerbach of the Black Keys, but without the glossy profiles, gold on the c...READ MORE
WhiteFence

A Jam Packed Tuesday with White Fence, Earth, Shabazz Palaces and Zola Jesus

  Ten years ago, Tim Pressley fronted the LA psychedelic rock band, Darker My Love, a rock band first, who favored shoegaze volume over tight craft. Then, and we're purposefully simplifying a decade, Pressley found Ty Segall and found a more serene and more simple sound; he rediscovered the four-track and seemingly sent his soul back to the early '70s with White Fence. The simple version of Pressley's history works here b...READ MORE
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Play Me: “Flesh War” by Total Control

Once the side project of Eddy Current Suppression Ring's Mikey Young, Total Control is beginning to sound more and more like the primary outlet for the man who is seemingly everywhere all the time in the Australian underground as a musician and producer. It goes without saying, but the longer Eddy Current Suppression Ring stays on hold, the bands' various side projects, like Total Control and Boomgates, all take on added signific...READ MORE
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The Rockometer: The Future’s Void by EMA

    EMA The Future's Void Matador Records Beginning with her previous band, Gowns, the songs of EMA's Erika Anderson have always been deeply personal, often painful. Anderson, as they say, is an open book and within those pages Anderson freely shared tales of drugs and betrayal, anxiety and depression, and yes, the occasional triumph, too. The Future's Void, Anderson's first album for Matador Records, mark...READ MORE
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Play Me: “The Satellites” By Eno and Hyde

No stranger to the collaborative album, electronic music pioneer Brian Eno has teamed with another titan, Underworld's Karl Hyde, for his latest release, Someday World (5.6 on Warp Records). First single, "The Satellites," combines the more propulsive, dance-floor ready work of Hyde, with Eno's ambient instincts, and the result may surprise. When the vocal melody arrives the track sounds more like a modern Roxy Music remix than e...READ MORE
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A Jam Packed Tuesday with Cloud Nothings, The Horrors, EMA, Jessica Lea Mayfield and Kevin Drew

The leaner, meaner Cloud Nothings continue to get both leaner and meaner on "Psychic Trauma," the second preview track from their forthcoming release, Here and Nowhere Else (4.1 on Carpark/Mom+Pop). Hell, once they get going on this one, they're practically rocking at hardcore speed. The Horrors may not be a name band in the states, like they are in the UK, but that isn't about to stop them from sticking to their strengths...READ MORE
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Jam Packed Thursday with Beck, Damon Albarn, and Mark McGuire

Morning Phase, Beck's soon-to-be released, 12th album (2.25 Capital Records), is being billed as the spiritual successor to his 2002 release, the deeply personal and surprisingly low-key, Sea Change. When you press play on "Blue Moon," you'll immediately see why. Like much of Sea Change, "Blue Moon," only adds careful and cautious embellishments to Beck's brand of loner folk. Damon Albarn of Blur and later Gorillaz will b...READ MORE
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Play Me: “The Instinct” by Mark McGuire

They say timing is everything in the music business. Well, timing is everything in a lot of other businesses, too, but in the music business, especially, there's a window and if you as an artist don't take advantage of your one chance you all but guarantee yourself a career of obscurity. The demise of the well-respected, Cleveland instrumental trio, Emeralds, couldn't have been timed any worse. Just as the larger public were c...READ MORE