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A place at the dawn: Family Time and Parallel reviewed

Parallel – Orchid Genre: Slowcore, Shoegaze, Dream Pop Similar artists: Slowdive, Whirr, Them are us too One of the dreams of the original punk bands was to get rid of everything that comprised a rock song. That was a fine idea. But, even The Clash and The Sex…
7.8
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Pale suits: Earl Grey and Iuliano reviewed

Iuliano – Stay Where You Are Genre: Progressive Rock, Indie Rock, Alternative Rock Similar artists: Radiohead Modern tech was absolutely hated by pop-rock purists by the time it moved music-making past the guitar-amp-arms setup. In fact, as late as the 90s you…
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Chance hit: Lunavela and [Sun] Automatic reviewed

[Sun] Automatic – Desire Genre: Psychedelic Rock, Indie Rock, Garage Rock Genesis P.Orridge used to keep an electric violin by the side of the stage. The instrument was tuned, plugged in, and ready to go. Of course, Genesis couldn’t actually play the…
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New screams, old rules: AVOID and Balmain reviewed

Balmain – Reach the Unreachable Genre: Screamo / Post-Hardcore, Melodic Metal, Alternative Rock Similar artists: Deftones, The Cure, Death from Above 1979, The Bravery, Architects, Depeche Mode, A Perfect Circle You learn a thing or two after playing in a…
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Hillside view: Vases and Horse Bitch review

Horse Bitch – A Song about Severus Snape Genre: Emo, Alternative Rock Similar artists: Mom Jeans, Modern Baseball, Car seat Headrest, Pinegrove, The Mountain Goats, The Moldy Peaches Yeah, The Sex Pistols could play. Most of them, at least. Still, they…
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The smaller it gets: mehro and Woolfy reviewed

Woolfy – When We Were Kings Genre: Lo-fi Rock, Indie Rock, Alternative Rock Similar artists: Nick Drake, Kings of Convenience, Wilco, Liam Finn It’s interesting to consider that most of the strangest characters in rock music’s collective story…