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new wave

blankRealm

New Jam City: New Jams by Blank Realm, Deaf Wish, Le Butcherettes, Nervosas, and Pleasure Leftists

Brisbane, Australia's Blank Realm have always had a gift for classically-styled new wave and punk melodies. It's just that they also have a mischievous, almost destructive side, anxious to wreck those perfect melodies with feedback and screech and all manners of playful fuckery. "River of Longing" cleans the process up considerably. The vocals are right out there, in the front of the mix, and all that wonderful fuckery bides its time in the background, waiting for the right moment to erupt. The right moment being that gloriously cacophonous ending.
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A Jam Packed Thursday with Merchandise, Dark Blue, Rat Fist and Priests

Never thought much of Merchandise. Sure, the Tampa band had been all over your hipper music outlets for the past couple years, but for the life of ...
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PleasureLeftists

Play Me: “Elephant Man” by Pleasure Leftists

See that fella, over there on the right side of the photo with the cut-offs and flannel? That man is Steve Peffer. Aside from playing bass with ...
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WaxIdols

Play Me: “AD RE:IAN” by Wax Idols

As much as I like my garage rock, and my punk rock and that rock which lies somewhere between garage rock and punk rock, I also enjoy seeing ...
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The Rockometer: Endless Flowers by Crocodiles

Crocodiles Endless Flowers Frenchkiss Three albums into their career, and the West Coast noise pop group, Crocodiles, are still better defined ...
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The Rockometer: Skying by The Horrors

The Horrors Skying XL/Beggars US Although Skying is technically the third album by The Horrors, it feels more like the follow up to a debut.  ...
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Moving Pictures: “Still Life” by The Horrors

The magnitude of The Horrors' transformation from goth-punk, buzz band to one of the most innovative UK rock bands cannot be understated. ...
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Moving Pictures: “Faces in the Crowd” by Cat’s Eyes

To this day, whenever I'm out and playing records and throw down something off of The Horrors 2009 release, Primary Colours, the reaction is ...
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