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  • Preston Field Audio – PFA

    Adas Butler, November 10th 2017

    Esoteric field recordings from the North of England. This one a soundtrack to a town. Dive in: “Following 2016’s Rhythm Tree Fell [concrete tapes], PFA sees Carl Brown redeploy for another full length offering, illustrating 4 scenes in 4 corners of Preston, Lancashire. The release is indebted to a sense of care, illustrated by the […]

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    • Dum Dum Girls – Rimbaud Eyes

      Wesley Mayhem, October 4th 2017

      Something about this track (and the album it comes from Too True (Sub Pop) haunts me…  the kind of haunting that only 80s MTV could stir up, back in the day.  I wish this band was still together.  I saw them live once and it was great.  The combo of unapologetic verby guitar effects with […]

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      • Underground Find – Basement Revolver

        Maxine Wesley, September 6th 2017

        Although Basement Revolver doesn’t have a wide range of songs released, they’re definitely a band that has huge potential and deserves more recognition than they’re currently getting. The dreamy female vocals combined with the slow tempo instrumental make for incredibly easy listening, especially if you’re a fan of artists like Angel Olsen or other female-led […]

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        • Cool Find – The Blurry Underground Pop of Ummagma

          Dave Wesley, August 23rd 2017

          Ummagma is a blurry pop band in the absolute best sense of that description.  I recently discovered a bunch of their unique tracks and videos on YouTube.   My penchant for intentionally lo-fi production finds me heavily rotating the track Live And Let Die. Their style varies a bit across releases, but it firmly remains […]

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          • Dif Juz: Time Clock Turn Back

            Joel Hanson, July 23rd 2017

            In a YouTube video entitled Finding Dif Juz, Bella Union co-founder and ex-Cocteau Twins bassist Simon Raymonde unearths two rare 12-inch singles by the early 80’s instrumental group Dif Juz and claims that the origins of post-rock are found in the grooves of these low-fi recordings. While that may be true, as evidenced by the […]

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            • Barry Lynn’s Taurus Tapes Vol. 1 & 2 on Touch Sensitive Records

              Casey Borchert, July 5th 2017

              Only a few cassettes of Barry Lynn’s wonderful  ” Taurus Tapes” left. Taurus Tapes Vol. I by Barry Lynn Taurus Tapes Vol. II by Barry Lynn  

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              • Repost – Steve Kilbey Talks New Kilbey Kennedy Album Glow and Fade, The Church and More

                Wesley Mayhem, June 6th 2017

                This is a cool interview with Steve Kilbey on the Smells Like Infinite Sadness blog.   If you know me, you know that I’m a major fan of The Church.  I hadn’t heard of Steve’s side project Kilbey Kennedy.   When I searched Spotify, I discovered a ton of Kilbey Kennedy music, which I’ve quickly playlisted […]

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                • Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever – French Press

                  Wesley Mayhem, June 1st 2017

                  When Greg Dulli recommends a release, guys like me listen.  The Rolling Blackouts (now on SubPop) are a new discovery, thanks to a Dulli tweet.  This single reminds me of music I love from the fertile 80s.  I’m paying it forward. Wesley Mayhem – Etter, MN  

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                  • The KVB – Fixation / White Walls

                    Adas Butler,

                    A little bit nasty, a little bit ecstatic, a little bit bedroom and a little bit demented dancefloor – here’s another interesting slab from The KVB. Psychedelic moments and reflective space all in a not-too-difficult package – worth trying especially if you’re fans of other projects of their label, Invada, or the label’s founder, Portishead’s […]

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                    • Northern Valentine – Born Yesterday

                      Dave Wesley, March 30th 2017

                      I discovered this amazing track during a Soma Drone Zone infused meditation session, this morning.  It is was compelling enough to break through my theta trance that I interrupted the meditation to check the track that was streaming.   Born Yesterday is the perfect combination of organic and electronic drone.  It sounds great detuned to […]

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