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Splinter-rock: MSPAINT and Zack Baltich reviewed

Zack Baltich – Freehand I suppose that there’s a subtle difference between improvisation and noodling. Perhaps it’s all in the ear of the observer, but my theory is that novelty and surprise are what make the difference and helps turn a musician into a…
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Alt-storytelling: Padre and BANTAMWEIGHT reviewed

BANTAMWEIGHT – Fall Away Wherever you are living, chances are that you are decrying the state of education in your country. With few exceptions, it is true that governments invest much less in teaching the children than in, potentially, bombing other people’s…
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Honestly dishonest: The Qwarks and Dutch Tulips reviewed

Dutch Tulips – Sick Middle It’s amazing how many opportunities life presents to the ones that can really talk a good game. Sure, you could be a salesman, but you might be thinking too small. The jobs of politician, lawyer, criminal, rockstar, all rackets in…
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Besides themselves: WALK3R and D-Day Lewis reviewed

D-Day Lewis – Alive D-Day Lewis sounds like the kind of group that decides to take part in a Battle of the Bands but shows up and plays as if they’re headlining Wembley. They possess a great combo of street-swagger, self-belief, and delusion. Those are all…