First Listen: Miserable – Halloween Dream EP
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First Listen: Miserable – Halloween Dream EP

A fitting counterpoint to the recent Valentine’s Day holiday came in the form of the latest project from Kristina Esfandiari, former vocalist of San Francisco-based Whirr. Under the guise of Miserable, Esfandiari released the four-song Halloween Dream EP. Filled with sorrow and harrowing guitar swells, the fuzzed soundscapes and Esfandiari’s vocal drones are more My … Continue reading

Video – anchor & the butterfly – I Don’t Want To Miss Anything
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Video – anchor & the butterfly – I Don’t Want To Miss Anything

Australia’s anchor & the butterfly will be releasing its debut album, Nothing to Win Nothing to Lose, on 31 March. The duo features Bridget Robertson (vocals) and Lance Hillier (guitar). Nothing to Win Nothing to Lose is the result of three years of writing and recording in the couple’s converted garden shed in Central Victoria. … Continue reading

Review: For All the Girls – 70 Love Songs
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Review: For All the Girls – 70 Love Songs

Literally one-upping Magnetic Fields, ex-touring musician and now-barber Drew Danburry returned to For All the Girls, his outlet for teenage nom de plume, Damien Fairchild, to release 70 Love Songs this past Valentine’s Day. Composed of tracks for all the girls 16-year-old protagonist Fairchild’s loved before, 70 Love Songs is a series of youthful interludes, snippets and half-thoughts filtered through … Continue reading

Review: Pawns or Kings – Pomme de Terre
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Review: Pawns or Kings – Pomme de Terre

In “The Merv Griffin Show” episode of Seinfeld, Kramer remarks to Newman: “We need a new format. We should shut down and retool,” after exhausting their roster of guests. To relaunch his apartment talk show, Kramer devises a new format: Scandals and Animals. Keep in mind this episode was from 1997, the same time period … Continue reading